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2007 

Annual Town Report 




Town of Andover 



Massachusetts 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



2007 ANNUAL REPORT 







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PREPARED BY THE TOWN MANAGER 

PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 40, 

SECTION 49 OF THE GENERAL LAWS OF THE 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS AND 

ARTICLE II, SECTION 4 OF THE GENERAL BY-LAWS OF 

THE TOWN OF ANDOVER 



COVER PHOTOGRAPH OF THE TOWN OFFICES TAKEN BY 
ANDOVER RESIDENT ROBERT DENNIS 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

ANIMAL INSPECTION 110 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 1 

COMMISSION ON DISABILITY 104 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING 52 

BUILDING DIVISION 52 

CONSERVATION DIVISION 54 

ELECTRICAL INSPECTION 53 

HEALTH DIVISION 56 

PLANNING DIVISION 59 

PLUMBING, GAS & SEALER OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES 53 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 61 

COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION 74 

DIRECTORY OF COMMITTEES & BOARDS 10 

DIRECTORY OF DEPARTMENT/DIVISION HEADS 15 

ELDER SERVICES DIVISION 77 

FINANCE & BUDGET 19 

ASSESSORS 21 

CENTRAL PURCHASING 19 

COLLECTOR/TREASURER 21 

INFORMATION SYSTEMS 22 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 119 

FIRE-RESCUE DEPARTMENT 31 

FOUNDERS' DAY 16 

GREATER LAWRENCE TECHNICAL SCHOOL 102 

HOUSING AUTHORITY 109 

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? 210 

HOW TO REACH YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS 213 

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 92 



JOHN CORNELL FUEL ASSISTANCE FUND 118 

MARGARET G. TO WLE FUND 118 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 65 

PLANT AND FACILITIES DEPARTMENT 42 

BUILDING MAINTENANCE 43 

ELECTRICAL/MECHANICAL 43 

FORESTRY 47 

MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS 49 

PARKS & GROUNDS 46 

SPRING GROVE CEMETERY 47 

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE 48 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 26 

ANIMAL CONTROL 27 

DETECTIVE DIVISION 27 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 28 

OPERATIONS DIVISION 26 

RECORDS DIVISION 27 

PRESERVATION COMMISSION 107 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 68 

ENGINEERING 68 

HIGHWAY 69 

SEWER 71 

SOLID WASTE / RECYCLING 72 

WATER 70 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 88 

TOWN CLERK 38 

TOWN COUNSEL 41 

TOWN MANAGER 4 

TOWN MEETING MINUTES 134 

TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL Ill 

VETERANS SERVICES 85 

YOUTH SERVICES DIVISION 80 



Town of Andover 

Board of Selectmen 



2007 



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2007 Board of Selectmen, from left to right: Gerald Stabile, Jr.; Alex J. Vispoli; 
Brain P. Major, Chairman; Mary K. Lyman; and Ted E. Teichert 



The Town of Andover, more than a place to live, is a way of life. 

Its legacy of democracy shall be preserved. Each citizen should experience the treasures 

of nature, history, individual respect, neighborhood, and learning. As resources and energy 

allow, each of these gifts from the past will be enriched in the present for those yet to be. 



Vision Statement of the Board of Selectmen 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



Town Offices 
36 Bartlet Street 

Andover, MA 01810 
(978) 623-8200 

www.andoverma.20v 



Dear Fellow Citizens: 

In 2007, Andover saw the exchange of the Town Moderator gavel from long-time 
Andover government patriarch Jim Doherty to life-long resident and downtown business owner 
(and Jim's daughter) Sheila Doherty. Jim served our community with distinction for over 
70 years in a variety of capacities: Recreation Supervisor, Co-Chair of the 350 1 Committee and 
29-year Town Moderator. He is a man of great strength, great energy and great compassion - 
qualities that he has successfully passed along to his daughter Sheila who will continue to 
faithfully serve our community for many years to come. 

2007 represented the culmination of many years of our community spending beyond our 
means. We have seen a significant reduction in our financial reserves driven by an over 
dependence on cash to fund our operating budgets. After multiple years of stern warnings from 
our rating agency. Moody's took the drastic action of downgrading our bond rating from Aaa to 
Aal. This was very disappointing for Andover. because it sent a message that we were no longer 
amongst the most elite municipalities with respect to financial strength, planning and decision 
making. 

Over the last five years, our operating budget has increased nearly 25% from S101M to 
$126M. To date, this budget expansion has been financially supported nearly 50% through the 
"New Growth" property tax revenue that is driven by the new construction of homes and 
businesses. Now we are starting to see a down turn in new construction opportunities; therefore, 
the budget growth of the recent past is not sustainable into the future. 

We as a community must take a hard look at the level of services that we have become 
accustomed to. We will not be able to sustain these service levels into the future within the 
constraints of Proposition 2/4 which permits the increase in property tax revenue of no more than 
21/2 percent per year. Either we will need to gain permission to raise additional property tax 
revenue (Operating Budget Overrides) or we will need to reset our expectations as to the types 
and levels of services delivered across our community. 

To assist the community with the evaluation of future financial decisions, members of the 
Selectmen, School Committee and Finance Committee developed a multi-year budget model. 
This model takes into account the revenues and expenditures over the previous three years and 
uses assumptions to estimate Andover's revenues and expenditures for three future years. For 
the first time ever, Andover has a tool that can model the impact of today's financial decisions 
forward three years into the future. 



Looking toward 2008 and beyond, Andover has many questions to answer. Should the 
Town continue to create new fees (and expand existing fees) or should we structure our spending 
so that we live within our tax revenue? Are there services that the Town should eliminate in 
order to shift monies to other parts of the budget, if so, specifically which ones? Should the 
Town pass Operating Budget Overrides to increase property tax revenues or should we adjust 
service expectations to match existing revenues? These are questions that the Town leadership 
cannot answer alone; we need your support, your opinions and your assistance so that we, 
collectively, can use our brain trust to create new paradigms. 

I respectfully submit this correspondence on behalf of the Andover Board of Selectmen 
for the 2007 Annual Report. 




Brian P. Major, Chairman 
Andover Board of Selectmen 




TOWN OF ANDOVER 



Town Offices 
36 Bartlet Street 

Andover, MA 01810 
(978) 623-8200 

www.andoverma.eov 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen and Citizens of the Town of Andover: 

"The township of New England possesses two advantages which strongly excite the 
interest of mankind, namely, independence and authority. Its sphere is limited, indeed; but 
within that sphere, its action is unrestrained. This independence alone gives it real importance, 
which its extent and population would not insure. " 

Alexis de Tocqueville 
"Democracy in America " 



In the 1830's, Alexis de Tocqueville spent several years traveling across the country 
observing the underlying foundation that made democracy successful in America and especially 
in New England. He found two traits that are still New England hallmarks today - independence 
and authority. Nowhere is it seen better than at Town Meeting. Town Moderator James D. 
Doherty, who retired in 2007 after twenty-nine years of service, was keenly aware of these traits 
and faithfully respected and protected both independence and authority throughout his 
leadership. 

This legacy has been passed to us and we, in turn, are charged with upholding the 
traditions of Town Meeting so it can be passed to the next generation of New Englanders. 

The first article of the 2007 Annual Town Meeting was the Annual Town Election. In 
March, Sheila M. Doherty was elected to follow her father, James D. Doherty, as Town 
Moderator. Alexander J. Vispoli was re-elected as Selectman. Gerald Stabile, Jr. was elected to 
replace John P. Hess. Mr. Hess retired after ten years of faithful service on the Board. Debra R. 
Silberstein and Richard J. Collins were both re-elected to serve on the School Committee. 

The Annual Town Meeting passed a budget that was precariously balanced on a variety 
of reductions including $619,000 from the Capital Projects Fund. The voters passed the 
Community Preservation Act that will result in a one percent real estate tax surcharge. The CPA, 
if approved at the Annual Town Election in March, 2008, will provide funding for open 
space/recreation, historic preservation and affordable housing. The Youth Center project was 
supported with the passage of a land transfer warrant article for property behind the Doherty 
Middle School. Voters approved the creation of the Design Review Board which will maintain 
Andover' s character and sense of space through a well-designed and built environment. 



A Special Town Meeting was held within the Annual Town Meeting and four land 
acquisitions were approved: 16 and 18 Pearson Street for parking for Memorial Hall Library, 
37-39 Pearson Street for Town Yard expansion and 15 Blanchard Street for municipal purposes 
(ballfields, active open space, etc.). 

At Town Meeting, the Virginia Cole Community Service Award was presented to 
Douglas M. and Ruth H. Dunbar for their thirty years of unselfish service on numerous Town 
boards and committees including the Board of Health, League of Women Voters, Finance 
Committee and Memorial Hall Library Trustees. 

The citizens of Andover are always ready to serve their Town. This year, two important 
committees were formed made up of Town volunteers: the Audit Committee and the Town Yard 
Task Force. 

The Board of Selectmen are credited with developing a comprehensive Municipal 
Vehicle Policy for the assignment, use and identification of Town-owned vehicles and for the 
reimbursement and use of personal vehicles for Town business. The Board also endorsed 
another Andover Citizens Survey in partnership with the Center for Public Research at 
Merrimack College. The survey will be conducted in 2008. 

In an effort to reach out and communicate better with our residents, three important steps 
were taken: the Board and League of Women Voters sponsored the successful Mid- Year Review 
in the Fall, the first edition of the Town of Andover - Winter Newsletter was published and sent 
to each household with the Town census and the Andover website was re-designed with a new 
front page which has more content and a new section to obtain customer service feedback on 
municipal services. 

In 2007, the Town received two noteworthy awards. Common Cause of Massachusetts 
presented the Town with their "Open Government" award for making key government records 
easily accessible via the website. The Commonwealth's Executive Office of Energy and 
Environmental Affairs presented the Town with their "Leading by Example" award for our 
accomplishments in energy conversation and recycling. 

If you would like to serve the Town in a volunteer capacity, then visit the Town's website 
at www.andoverma.gov and fill out the Talent Bank Form to show your areas of interest. The 
form is to be sent to the Town Manager's Office. This bank is an important resource for filling 
vacancies on the Town's boards and committees. 

Andover is a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family due in large measure to all 
of the people who volunteer their free time to serve on any one of twenty-five boards or 
committees. The Town cannot operate without these hundred and fifty individuals. To you and 
your families, I offer my most heartfelt "thank you" for all you do for our beautiful New England 
town. 

This letter would not be complete without acknowledging the Board of Selectmen for 
their thoughtful and dedicated leadership and policy direction during 2007. 



This letter would not be complete without acknowledging the Board of Selectmen for 
their thoughtful and dedicated leadership and policy direction during 2007. 

Finally, if Alexis de Tocqueville were to have returned to the States and attended our 
2007 Annual Town Meeting, then he would have seen the same blend of New England 
independence and authority that he witnessed one hundred and seventy years ago. 

Please remember to participate in Andover's tradition of voting in the 2008 Annual Town 
Election on Tuesday, March 25 th and the Annual Town Meeting at the Andover High School 
Richard J. Collins Field House on Wednesday, April 30 th and Thursday, May 1 st and Monday, 
April 5 th and, if needed, Tuesday, April 6 th at the Collins Center. 



Respectfully submitted, 



U Reginald S. Stapczynstcr 
Town Manager 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 

Mission & Values Statement 

Developed by the 

Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, and Town Department Heads 

Adopted by the Board of Selectmen on October 6, 2003 



The mission of the Town of Andover is to ensure the safety, education, and well-being of the 
community; to be a leader in the delivery of efficient and effective quality services that respond to 
community needs; to promote the continuous improvement of staff skills and performance; to 
encourage an environment of trust; to respect cultural and economic diversity; and to preserve the 
historic character of the community. 

The Board of Selectmen, as the chief policy makers for the Town of Andover, Massachusetts, 
will provide leadership in advancing the following primary and supporting values: 



Value 1 - Ensure the safety, education, 
and well-being of the community 

1 . 1 Protect the safety of persons and property 

1 .2 Maintain the high quality of education 
for all 

1 .3 Maintain the Town's infrastructure 

1 .4 Promote public health programs and 
awareness 

1 .5 Manage the impact of non-municipal 
public utilities 

1 .6 Support human/community services 

1 .7 Ensure compliance with regulatory 
requirements 

1.8 Identify and promote economic 
opportunities 

Value 2 - Be a leader in the delivery of 
efficient and effective quality services 
that respond to community needs 

2. 1 Deliver innovative municipal services 

2.2 Encourage cost saving initiatives 

2.3 Assess and prioritize community needs 

2.4 Maintain the Town's "Aaa" bond rating 

Value 3 - Promote the continuous 
improvement of staff skills and 
performance 

3.1 Recruit, develop, and retain a highly 
skilled workforce 



3.2 Promote and recognize municipal 
professionalism 

3.3 Measure, evaluate, and improve 
performance 

Value 4 - Encourage an environment of 
trust and honesty 

4.1 Uphold high ethical standards 

4.2 Value teamwork and cooperation 

4.3 Promote open communication with the 
public 

4.4 Solicit citizen participation 

4.5 Recognize the outstanding contributions 
of citizens 

Value 5 - Respect cultural and 
economic diversity 

5.1 Promote diversity in the workforce and 
community 

5.2 Provide services that are accessible, fair, 
and equitable 

5.3 Support housing alternatives 

Value 6 - Preserve the historic 
character of the community 

6.1 Celebrate Andover's unique heritage 

6.2 Protect and acquire open space 



The Andover Vision 

As citizens of Andover, we are grateful to those in the past who nurtured the attractive, well managed, and 
vibrant town that we enjoy today. At the same time, we are mindful of our current stewardship and the fragile 
nature of much that we cherish. We have confidence that the most promising approach to the future is to 
acknowledge and act upon the values that we share. This is our Vision and our hopes and commitments for the 
Andover of the future. Vision 21 Committee -July 26, 2004 



QUALITY EDUCATION 

We will offer a rich and challenging public education that 
builds essential skills and knowledge that support a broad range 
of academic and vocational options, enable successful 
participation in our society and culture, and sustain curiosity 
and learning in a world of new and ever changing 
opportunities. We will cultivate the public library as a resource 
for lifelong learning and enrichment and as facilitator for the 
flow of information throughout the community. We will find 
ways to protect the quality of these institutions through 
fluctuating economic cycles. 

OPEN SPACE AND RECREATION 

We will continue to acquire and protect open space as a crucial 
natural resource that helps to maintain the character of the 
town, offers access to both active and passive recreation, and 
provides an important natural system for water recharge, flood 
control, and wildlife habitat. 



FINANCIAL STABILITY 

We will follow prudent financial practices that balance 
consistent high-quality services, private vs. public 
responsibility, stable tax rates, and responsible levels of debt. 
We will set ambitious goals but live within our means. In 
making financial decisions, we will include an understanding of 
long-term costs and consequences, particularly to the 
environmental integrity of the Town. We will consider 
regional partnerships that offer more effective and economical 
options, and we will manage the impact of our decisions on 
property values relative to similar communities. 

HEALTHY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT 

We will protect public health and safety through careful 
monitoring and enforcement of environmental, health, and 
safety regulations and by continuing to provide effective and 
responsive fire and police protection and beneficial public 
health services. 



VIBRANT DOWNTOWN 

We will maintain our downtown as an attractive and vibrant 
center with a mix of commercial and public activities, historical 
elements, and parks. We will use permits, zoning guidelines, 
and planning approvals to attract and keep pedestrian-friendly 
street-level enterprises. 

SMALL-TOWN CHARACTER 

Even as the Town continues to grow, we will actively seek to 
identify and preserve those elements — town layout and scale, 
central focus, community-wide activities, respect for historical 
structures, and residential mix that give Andover its small-town 
character. 

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION 

We will govern ourselves in a manner that encourages 
participation by all, that consistently provides adequate 
information for making informed choices, and that acts to 
preserve our investment and the interests of the community as a 
whole. We will acknowledge the needs of others and consider 
compromises that are in the best interest of the Town and 
region. 

HISTORICAL HERITAGE 

We will maintain strong and consistent zoning that protects 
historic buildings and places, and we will support the 
institutions that protect and promote Andover's historical 
heritage. 

CULTURAL DIVERSITY 

We will be respectful of Andover's many races, ethnicities, 
religious beliefs, and lifestyles. We will facilitate public 
events that celebrate diversity and provide opportunities for 
sharing cultural traditions. As a community, we will not 
tolerate acts of hatred or persecution. 



MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES 

We will manage and protect our natural resources, particularly 
water, in a manner that acknowledges our responsibility to 
future generations and to other communities that share those 
resources. We will monitor air quality and take measures to 
mitigate negative effects of emissions from vehicles, regional 
incinerators, and industrial facilities. 

TOWN SERVICES 

We will provide effective and efficient services that build and 
maintain Town infrastructure, handle Town business, and assist 
citizens. We will use technology to facilitate interdepartmental 
communication and efficiency, and to provide public access to 
Town information. 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Through our department of community services, other Town 
programs, and religious institutions, we will sponsor services 
and programs, facilities, outreach, and recognition to veterans, 
seniors, youth, and the disabled or disadvantaged among us. 
We will foster connections among all citizens to help us to 
appreciate, learn from, and support one another. 

TRANSPORTATION 

We will monitor changing commuting patterns and side-effects 
on air and water quality, noise, and traffic. We will work 
within the region to strengthen opportunities for regional 
transit, rail travel, commuter buses, and improved connections 
with mass transit hubs. We will seek solutions to local needs 
for downtown and commuter parking, for safe and efficient 
traffic flow, and for shuttle service to local facilities and 
services. We will encourage foot and bicycle travel as an 
alternative to automobiles, whenever feasible. 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 

Community Development Plan 



Background - In January 2000, the Governor issued 
Executive Order 418 providing cities and towns with 
$30,000 to create a Community Development Plan (CDP) 
to address the state's critical housing need while 
simultaneously balancing economic progress, 
transportation issues and open space preservation. The 
CDP's purpose is to encourage people to think about what 
is best for the whole community now and in the future. 
The Department of Housing and Community Development 
approved Andover's CDP in December 2004. As a result, 
Andover continues to be eligible for state funding and 
competitive grants. The Town will also use the Plan's 
conclusions to update the corresponding four sections in 
the 1992 Master Plan. 

Introduction - The Town of Andover is faced with 
several challenges: 1) Housing has become less affordable 
for those who want to live and work, or simply to remain, 
in Andover; 2) Andover must remain economically 
competitive to maintain a stable tax base; 3) Limited 
funding and the continuous development of substandard 
parcels impede the preservation of open space; and 4) 
Residential, commercial, and industrial development at the 
local and regional levels has dramatically increased traffic. 
The foundation of the CDP is the Andover Vision 
Statement. The Vision provides a framework for decision- 
making by Town officials and citizens. Where elements of 
this Plan differ from the Vision, implementation must 
involve balance and compromise, weighing the various 
inputs according to their proportionate value. 

Economic Development Element - Andover has a 
strong local economy that was created through properly 
designed land uses, strong planning, and good positioning. 
In order to be competitive in the changing economy, it is 
recommended that the Town proceed with the following 
economic strategies: 1) Create a new management and 
marketing organization or committee that focuses on local 
business interests while utilizing the marketing skills of 
regional organizations; 2) Consider adopting zoning bylaw 
amendments that encourage a diverse mix of high 
quality/low impact industries and allow the development 
and redevelopment of existing parcels; 3) Improve 
infrastructure and programs that create access to industrial 
land and reduce congestion on local roads; and 4) Seek 
partnerships with Andover's business community. 

Housing Element - Over time, the enhanced economy 
has provided a tax base that created first-rate town 
services, including a high-quality school system, and 
funding for open space preservation. The result is 
increased demand for the remaining land. Housing costs 
have outpaced the region and the nation over the past ten 
years. Due to Andover approaching its build out, greater 
care is needed in planning for future land development. 
Unless measures are taken to protect and increase 



Andover's housing supply, there is a danger that people 
who were raised here and who work here, will no longer 
be able to afford Andover. The solution is coordinated 
expansion of opportunities for different market segments, 
gradually reducing pressure and opening new options. 
Suggested recommendations: 1) Keep designated 
affordable housing units in perpetuity; 2) Provide outreach 
to seniors and encourage elderly housing developments; 3) 
Establish a housing trust fund; and 4) Encourage zoning 
bylaw regulations that reuse old, industrial buildings for 
residential uses, maintain a mix of housing stock, preserve 
neighborhoods and promote new development to be 
moderate in scale. 

Open Space Element - The value of land in Andover 
has become so high; almost every parcel now in private 
hands is vulnerable to housing or commercial development 
within the next few decades. The need to protect critical 
open space areas is necessary to protect Andover's small 
town character, provide recreational opportunities, and 
continue wise management of natural resources. Suggested 
recommendations: 1) Acquire undeveloped portions of 
watershed or protect it through regulations; 2) Encourage 
developers to design subdivisions that protect critical areas 
and provide open space parcels and connections to 
conservation land; 3) Establish alternative linkages and 
trails; 4) Develop a management plan for town-owned 
conservation properties, and budget annually for 
maintenance of conservation areas; 5) Encourage volunteer 
efforts to promote proper use and maintenance whenever 
possible; and 6) Seek funding mechanisms to assist in 
continued acquisition of prioritized undeveloped land. 

Transportation Element - Andover's transportation 
system supports businesses and residences and connects 
Andover to neighboring towns and the regional interstate 
system. Although Andover has an excellent road system, 
there are issues that need attention. Over time, commercial, 
industrial, and residential development has increased the 
number of vehicles and the frequency of use into 
unaccustomed neighborhoods. Suggested recommend- 
ations: 1) Support high-speed transit systems that will link 
Andover with other areas of the Commonwealth and New 
England; 2) Support improvement of the Merrimack 
Valley Regional Transportation Authority's flexible design 
service along with expansion of days and hours of service; 
3) Repair or replace the inadequate bridges; 4) Increase 
bicycle use by providing a range of options; 5) Improve 
access and management of the River Road and Dascomb 
Rd. areas to create more efficient traffic flow and allow 
existing industrial land to be effectively developed; 6) 
Promote zoning and land use regulations that are 
consistent with the region's transportation goals; and 7) 
Build new access from 1-93 to Burtt Road and Lowell 
Junction to allow existing industrial land to be developed 
and decrease vehicle trips on neighborhood roads. 




DIRECTORY OF TOWN OFFICIALS 
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2007 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Brian P. Major, Ch. 
Ted E. Teichert 
Alex J. Vispoli 
Mary K. Lyman 
Gerald Stabile, Jr. 



ELECTED 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE 




2009 


Arthur H. Barber, Ch. 


-2009 


2009 


Debra Silberstein 


-2010 


2010 


Richard Collins 


-2010 


2008 


David S. Samuels 


-2008 


2010 


Anthony H. James 


-2009 



ANDOVER HOUSING AUTHORITY 

James A. Cuticchia. Ch. - 2009 

Francis A. O'Connor - 201 

Janice Burkholder - 2008 

Daniel T. Grams -2011 

Calvin A. Deyermond* - 201 1 

* Appointed by Cabinet Secretary of Executive 
Office of Communities and Development 



GREATER LAWRENCE TECHNICAL 
SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE 

Kenneth Henrick, Ch., Methuen - 2010 
Gerald H. Silverman, Andover - 2009 
Leo J. Lamontagne, Lawrence - 2008 
Richard Hamilton, Jr., Lawrence- 2008 
Pamela Neilon, Lawrence - 2010 

Thomas Grondine, Methuen - 2010 
John Driscoll, North Andover - 2008 



TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 



Earl G. Efinger 
John H. Atchison, Jr. 
Norman C. Frost 
Donna C. Ellsworth 
Dr. Eric Stubenhaus 



2009 
2009 
2009 
2009 
2009 



TOWN MODERATOR 

Sheila M. Doherty 



-2008 



CORNELL FUND TRUSTEES 



Barbara Brandt-Saret 
Edward Morrissey 
Richard J. Bowen 



-2010 
-2009 
-2008 



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APPOINTED 



TOWN MANAGER - REGINALD S. STAPCZYNSKI 



FINANCE COMMITTEE 

Joanne F. Marden, Ch. 
Stuart Jon Stumpf 
Richard T. Howe 
Margaret M. Bradshaw 
Harold J. Wright 
Timothy L. Felter 
Mark Merritt 
Mary O'Donoghue 
Cynthia Milne 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Donald D. Cooper, Ch. 

Paul J. Finger 

Alan F. French 

Howard M. Kassler 

Gail Ralston 

Michael Walsh 

Marcia J. Miller 

Robert A. Pustell - Emeritus 



ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 



2009 


Stephen D. Anderson, Ch. 


-2008 


2010 


Carol C. McDonough 


-2010 


2008 


Paul Bevacqua 


-2010 


2008 


Peter F. Reilly 


-2008 


2009 


Nancv K. Jeton 


-2009 


2009 


Lvnne S. Batchelder- Associate 


-2009 


2010 


David W. Brown - Associate 


-2008 


2010 


Rachel Baime - Associate 


-2010 


2008 


Shelley Ranali - Associate 
PRESERVATION COMMISSION 


-2009 


2008 


Karen M. Herman, Ch. 


-2009 


2010 


Dennis Ingram 


-2010 


2010 


Lynn Smiledge 


-2010 


2008 


Margaret Salafia 


-2010 


2009 


Norma A. Gammon 


-2008 


2009 


Leslie Frost 


-2008 


2009 


James S. Batchelder 


-2009 



PLANNING BOARD 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY TRUSTEES 



Paul J. Salafia, Ch. 


-2012 


Karen M. Herman, Ch. 


-2008 


John J. McDonnell 


-2008 


Carolyn Fantini 


-2010 


Vincent A. Chiozzi, Jr. 


-2008 


Matthew L. Russell 


-2010 


Linn N. Anderson 


-2009 


Mark N. Spencer 


-2009 


Selena Goldberg 


-2009 


Laurence J. Lamagna 


-2009 






Frank Castle 


-2009 






Ann Handley 


-2008 


BOARD OF HEALTH 




BOARD OF ASSESSORS 




Candace Martin, Ch. 


-2010 


John R. Petty, Ch. 


-2008 


Margaret Kruse 


-2008 


Bruce Symmes 


-2010 


Dr. Donald Miller 


-2009 


Dennis M. Adams 


-2009 


BALLARDVALE HISTORIC DIST. 


COMM. 


PATRIOTIC HOLIDAY COMMITTEE 


James Sheldon, Ch. 


-2010 


Calvin A. Deyermond, Ch. 


-2008 


Diane R. Derby 


-2008 


Michael Burke 


-2008 


Sherry Kirby 


-2008 


John J. Lewis 


-2008 


Ron Abraham 


-2009 


Joseph D. McCloskey 


-2008 


Bruce S. Taylor 


-2009 


James M. Deyermond 


-2008 


Michael J. Ristuccia 


-2010 


Robert S. Hamilton 


-2008 


Lynn Smiledge 


-2009 


James F. Bedford 


-2008 


David DiAntonio - Alternate 


-2008 


Michael B. Mansfield 


-2008 


David J. Hart - Alternate 


-2009 


Susan W. Ratyna 


-2008 



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LOWELL JCT. INTERCH ANGE TASK FORCE TOWN YARD TASK FORCE 

Hooks K. Johnston, Jr., Ch. - 2008 

Mary Jane Bausemer - 2008 

Michael R. Harkins - 2008 

James M. Delaney - 2008 

Norman J. Viehmann - 2008 

David O. Nelson - 2008 

HOUSING PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE 

Joan Duff, Ch. - 2008 

Erin M. McDonough - 2009 

Victoria Johnston - 2008 

Bruce R. Sorota - 2009 

Francis A. O'Connor - 2008 

Sarah B.Young -2010 

Vinod K. Bhandari -2010 

Evan Belansky - 2008 
Lorene A. Comeau & Christopher Haynes - Emeritus 



Christian C. Huntress 


-2008 


Douglas White 


-2008 


John E. Corey, Jr. 


-2008 


Alexander Chanler 


-2008 


James D. Doherty 


-2008 


William S. Holt 


-2008 


COMMISSION ON DISABILITY 




Justin J. Coppola, Ch. 


-2008 


J ami Cope 


-2010 


Bernadette Lionetta 


-2010 


Justin J. Coppola, Jr. 


-2010 


Donna Gorzela 


-2008 


Madelaine St. Amand 


-2009 


Gilbert DeMoor 


-2008 


Patricia Commane 


-2008 


Julie Pike 


-2010 


CABLE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 




John R. Dempsey. Ch. 


-2008 


John B. Flynn 


-2010 


Barbara Worcester 


-2009 


Gerald H. Silverman 


-2008 


Zeff Marusich 


-2009 


CULTURAL COUNCIL 




Alan Michel, Ch. 


-2010 


Keith Sherman 


-2008 


Shelley Selwyn 


-2010 


Denise Johnson 


-2008 


John Riley 


-2010 


Linda Kirk 


-2010 


Susie Novick 


-2008 


Jennifer Cullen-Struhl 


-2010 


Donald W. Robb 


-2009 


SCHOOL FACILITIES TASK FORCE 


Mark B. Johnson, Ch. 


-2008 


Ruth A. Galvin 


-2008 


Alexandra Driscoll 


-2008 


Thomas R. Deso 


-2008 


Dennis F. Forgue 


-2008 


Diane Costagliola 


-2008 


ELDERLY TAX AID COMMITTEE 




David J. Reilly, Ch. 


-2008 


John R. Petty 


-2008 


Jill Garvin 


-2008 


Klaus Lasch 


-2008 



AUDIT COMMITTEE 

Paul Dow, Ch. 
Robert E. Finneran 
Steven G. Caron 
Steven S. Sintros 
Kathleen O. Sherman 

TRIAD COUNCIL 

Nancy A. Bailey, Co-Ch. 
Ethel A. Olsen, Co-Ch. 
Mary Joyce Kernan 
Susan Toth 
Thomas R. Deso 
Richard Tyler 
Martin Boroian 
Dorothy L. Bresnahan 



-2010 
-2009 
-2008 
-2009 
-2008 



2009 
2009 
2009 
2009 
2009 
2009 
2009 
2009 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY TRUSTEES 



Dr. Paul Caselle, Ch. 
John S. Bigelow 
Arthur H. Richter 
Sandra Dearborn 
Jennifer Smith 



BOARD OF REGISTRARS 

William T. Downs 
Carolyn Simko 
Ronald C. Hajj 



-2008 
-2008 
-2009 
-2010 
-2010 



-2010 
-2008 
-2009 



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HOUSING TRUST FUND TRUSTEES 



Kimberly Sousa, Ch. 


-2009 


Linda A. O'Connell 


-2010 


Carolyn Hall Finlay 


-2010 


Joan Duff 


-2010 


Reginald S. Stapczynski 


-2009 


MAIN STREET COMMITTEE 




Clifford T. Markell, Ch. 


-2009 


Steven J. Druth 


-2009 


Judith F. Wright 


-2009 


Abigail O'Hara 


-2009 


Katherine O'Neil 


-2009 


Ann E. Constantine 


-2009 


John C. Campbell 


-2009 


John A. Simko 


-2009 


Karen M. Herman 


-2009 


Gary S. Finlayson 


-2009 


FISHBROOK WATERSHED ADV. 


COMM. 


Stephen S. Boynton, Ch. 


-2008 


Ronald A. Clausen 


-2008 


John F. Zipeto 


-2008 


David J. Adilman 


-2008 


Richard A. Bizzozero 


-2008 


Thomas E. Brady 


-2008 


Patricia M. Donohue 


-2008 


COUNCIL ON AGING 




Nancy Mulvey, Co-Ch. 


-2009 


Jo-Ann Deso, Co-Ch. 


-2009 


Patricia D'Ambra Tovey 


-2010 


Susan D. McKelliget 


-2008 


Vicki P. Coderre 


-2008 


Judith G. Trerotola 


-2009 


Christopher Sintros 


-2008 


Mary L. Ryan 


-2008 


Francis A. O'Connor 


-2010 


Nancy S. Gump 


-2010 


Mary Jane Bausemer 


-2009 


Burt M. Phinney 


-2008 


Ann M. O'Sullivan 


-2010 


Joan C. Foohey 


-2010 


Vincent P. Cottone 


-2009 


MERR. VALLEY REG. TRANSIT AUTHORITY 



Planning Director Paul T. Materazzo 
Senior Planner Lisa Schwarz, Alternate 



-2008 
-2008 



DESIGN REVIEW BOARD 

Ann E. Constantine, Ch. -2010 

Judith E. Holt - 2008 

Craig D. Gibson - 2008 

Lynn W. Smiledge - 2009 



SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE 

David J. Reilly - 2008 

Cynthia H. Sherlock - 2008 

Kathleen M. Hess - 2008 

Norman Rice - 2008 

Rosalie Konjoian - 2008 

Dr. Eric Stubenhaus - 2008 

Janis T.Hill -2008 

Cherish Brunet - 2008 

Elizabeth Roos - 2008 



RECYCLING COMMITTEE 

Candy Dann, Ch. - 2009 

Glenn A. Rogers, Jr. - 2009 

Anthony Connell -2010 

Marya Chapin Lundgren - 2010 

AlannaMcKee -2010 

Scott D. Stecher - 2008 

Donald Gottfield -2010 

RETIREMENT BOARD 

James A. Cuticchia, Ch. - 2008 

John C. Doherty - 2009 

Elena M. Kothman -2010 
Rodney P. Smith, Ex-Officio 

TOWLE FUND TRUSTEES 

Philip F. Sullivan, Ch. - 2009 

Donna Dyer -2010 

Donald L. Thompson - 2009 

VETERANS SERVICES DIRECTOR 

Michael Burke - 2008 

INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

Richard D. Lindsay, DVM - 2008 

MERR. VALLEY PLANNING COMMISSION 

Paul J. Salafia - 2008 
John J. McDonnell, Alternate Member - 2008 



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DIR. OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

Police Chief Brian J. Pattullo - 2008 

GR. LAWRENCE COMM. ACTION COUNCIL 

Judith M. Yelle - 2009 

MBTA ADVISORY BOARD REP. 

Jeremiah J. O'Sullivan, Esq. - 2008 



KEEPER OF THE LOCKUP 

Police Chief Brian J. Pattullo 



2008 



GR. LAWR. SANITARY DISTRICT REP. 

DPW Director John A. Petkus, Jr. - 20 1 



IPSWICH RIVER WATERSHED MANAGEMENT COUNCIL 

Water Treatment Plant Supt. John Pollano - 2008 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER DEPARTMENT/DIVISION HEAD DIRECTORY 



Community Development & Planning Department 
Health Director 
Planning Director 
Conservation Administrator 
Inspector of Buildings 
Electrical Inspector 
Plumbing, Gas & Sewer Inspector 

Community Services Director 

Elder Services Director 

Emergency Management Director 

Finance and Budget Department 
Finance Director 
Chief Assessor 
Collector/Treasurer 
Information Systems Manager 
Purchasing Agent/Insurance Coordinator 

Fire Chief 

Human Resources Director 

Plant and Facilities Department 
Director 

Superintendent of Building Maintenance 
Superintendent of Parks and Grounds 
Superintendent of Plumbing, Heating and Electrical 

Police Chief 

Operations Commander 

Public Works Department 
Director 

Highway Superintendent 
Superintendent of Water & Sewer Distribution 
Town Engineer 

Memorial Hall Library Director 

Superintendent of Schools 

Town Accountant 

Assistant Town Accountant 

Town Clerk 

Town Counsel 

Town Manager 

Assistant Town Manager 

Veterans Service Agent 

Youth Services Director 



Thomas G. Carbone 

Paul T. Materazzo 

Robert J. Douglas 

Kaija M. Gilmore 

Paul J. Kennedy 

Bruce P. Hale 

Mary L. Donohue 

Katherine D. Urquhart 

Brian J. Pattullo 

Anthony J. Torrisi 

Bruce A. Symmes 

David J. Reilly 

Barbara D. Morache 

Elaine M. Shola 

Michael B. Mansfield 

Candace A. Hall 

Joseph R. Piantedosi 

Edward S. Ataide 

Randy H. Pickersgill 

Ralph D. Knight 

Brian J. Pattullo 
Lt. James D. Hashem 

John A. Petkus, Jr. 

Christopher M. Cronin 

Morris B. Gray 

Brian W. Moore 

James E. Sutton 

Dr. Claudia L. Bach 

Rodney P. Smith 
Theodora K. Moccia 

Randall L. Hanson 

Thomas J. Urbelis 

Reginald S. Stapczynski 
Steven S. Bucuzzo 

Michael Burke 

William D. Fahey 



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FORTY-THIRD ANNUAL FOUNDERS' DAY - MAY 10, 2007 

FOUNDERS ' DA Y WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN IN 1965 TO MARK 
THE DA TE OF THE TOWN 'S INCORPORA TION ON MAY 6, 1 646. 

HONORING TOWN AND SCHOOL EMPLOYEES 
WITH TEN OR MORE YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE 



TOWN DEPARTMENTS 



35 Years of Service: 



George D. Milne, Fire Department 
Nellie R. Saracusa, Elder Services 



Phillip C. Newcomb, Highway Department 



30 Years of Service: 



Armand Guilmette, Fire Department James L. Landry, Sr., Fire Department 

William K. MacKenzie, Police Department Jean A. Soucy, Accounting Office 



25 Years of Service: 



Robert J. Cronin, Police Department 
Morris B. Gray, Water Department 
Joanne P. Kempton, Plant & Facilities 
Donna R. Morse, Accounting Office 
John J. Pollano, Water Department 



David Dargie, Engineering 
Charles E. Heseltine, Police Department 
Dennis J. Lane, Police Department 
Brian J. Pattullo, Police Department 



20 Years of Service: 



Marion E. Aziz, Elder Services Joseph P. Cahill, Fire Department 
Sandra A. Cassano, Town Manager's Office Colleen A. Currier, Accounting Office 

Laura J. DeGroot, Engineering James D. Hashem, Police Department 

Joan M. Lemieux, Fire Department Beth H. Mazin, Library 

Jane F. Melia, Assessor's Office James S. Misenti, Water Department 

James R. Moses, Police Department David J. Reilly, Treasurer's Office 
Mark L. White, Parks & Grounds 



15 Years of Service: 

Gary P. Znamierowski, Water Department 

10 Years of Service: 

Margaret Batcheller, Community Services 
Christine Collins, Library 
Michelle Doucette, Community Services 
Daniel F. Leonard, Police Department 
Paul Materazzo, Community Development 
Scott G. Weightman, Fire Department 



William T. Bruner, Police Department 
Richard F. Dillon, Water Department 
Michael Kirk, Information Systems 
Arthur G. Martineau, Engineering 
Joseph Piantedosi, Plant & Facilities 
Glenn E. Wilson, Youth Services 



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SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 



35 Years of Service: 



Candace Borrello, Doherty Middle School 
Charles M. Friel, West Elementary School 
John B. Pierce, Andover High School 



30 Years of Service: 



Barbara Collins, West Elementary School 
David W. Gangi, Andover High School 
Martha J. McCarthy, West Elem. School 
Debra J. Nichols. Bancroft Elem. School 



Thomas J. Delaney, Andover High School 
Kenneth J. Pellerin, Andover High School 
Lois E. Seligman, Doherty Middle School 



Harry J. Durso, Substitute 
John C. Givens, Doherty Middle School 
Donna G. McManus, Shawsheen Elem. School 
Judith A. Rickley, Andover High School 



25 Years of Service: 



Michael L. Marcoux, Andover High School Josephine L. Walker, West Elementary School 
Michael A. Wartman, Andover High School 



20 Years of Service: 



Jane B. Baldwin, Doherty Middle School 
Craig A. Brightney, Sanborn Elem. School 
Susan A. Cullen, Andover High School 
Corinne L. Keeler, Crossing Guard 
Joan S. Lee, Bancroft Elementary School 
Marie S. Mailey, West Elementary School 
Norma D. Morava, Bancroft Elem. School 
Michael E. Pearl, Shawsheen Elem. School 
Heather B. Sullivan, High Plain El. School 
Kathleen Thornton, Shawsheen El. School 



Berniece A. Bligh, Food Services 
Lawrence H. Cheetham, West Elem. School 
Robert F. Demers, Doherty Middle School 
Carolyn S. Lazzarino, Bancroft Elem. School 
Donna S. Lubarsky, Bancroft Elem. School 
Kathleen C. McDermott, West Middle School 
Maureen Morrison, Andover High School 
Betsy R. Spiegel, High Plain Elem. School 
Laura E. Tenero, South Elementary School 
Claire S. Touseau, Bancroft Elementary School 



15 Years of Service: 



Clifford J. Bourie, Bancroft Elem. School 
Betsey E. Desfosse, Andover High School 
Ronald W. Francis, Andover High School 
Cynthia A. Hanlon, Bancroft Elem. School 



Mark S. Christian, West Middle School 
Marilyn M. Fitzgerald, Coach 
Patricia A. Gleason, West Elementary School 
Bettyann M. Iannuccilli, Andover High School 
Joanne M. James, Shawsheen Elem. School Elizabeth A. Kennedy, South Elem. School 
Rosalind Larschan, Doherty Middle School Erin O. Manship, Wood Hill Middle School 
Jennifer Marsella- White, West Elem. SchoolMarion O'Shaughnessy, Doherty Midd. School 
Karen E. Parker, Andover High School Ernest J. Perry, West Elementary School 

Roxanne N. Siff, Bancroft Elem. School Scott R. Worthley, Collins Center 



10 Years of Service: 



David E. Arias, Andover High School Mary Baroni, Shawsheen Elementary School 

Jacqueline Barry, Doherty Middle School Maura E. Bresnahan, High Plain Elem. School 
Amy H. Bride, West Elementary School Cory L. Chapman, Andover High School 
Marilyn Connaughton, West Middle School Susan C. Currier, Doherty Middle School 
Michael Doherty, Andover High School Todd Fawcett, West Middle School 



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10 Years of Service (Cont.): 

Mary Gorman, High Plain Elem. School 
Thomas E. Keane, Doherty Middle School 
Dene Kouletsis, Wood Hill Middle School 
Nicole Moriarty, Pupil Personnel Services 
Virginia Morrison, Doherty Middle School 
Patricia O'Connell, South Elem. School 
Brian Parker, Andover High School 
Andrew Rosenshine, Doherty Midd. School 
Leela B. Scanlon, Doherty Middle School 
Katie M. Tyler, Doherty Middle School 
Henrietta M. Wagner, Andover High School 



Susan L. Healey, Wood Hill Middle School 
Ileana Kleponis, Andover High School 
Karen Mazman-Stevens, High Plain El. School 
Deborah Morrison, High Plain Elem. School 
Maryann Nolan, High Plain Elementary School 
Debra A. O'Connor, High Plain Elem. School 
Elizabeth Powell-Naili, Substitute 
Erica Saum, West Elementary School 
Andrea A. Spang, Wood Hill Middle School 
Pamela J. Vose, Andover High School 
Margaret W. Schack, Wood Hill Middle School 



TOWN RETIREMENTS: 

William E. Canane, Police Department 
Nancy C. Leslie, Elder Services 
Barbara A, Mortenson, Library 
James S. Reilly, Police Department 
M. Agnes Riedel, Water Department 
David L. St. Jean, Police Department 



Scott A. Gorrie, Fire Department 
William H. Miner, Plant & Facilities 
Charles H. Murnane, Jr., Fire Department 
Rosalie F. Ren, Library 
Helen M. Sellers, Library 



SCHOOL RETIREMENTS: 

Linda Anderson, Bancroft Elem. School 
June L. Blake, Sanborn Elementary School 
Bennie M. Ebersole, West Middle School 
Bette J. Kidwell, Sanborn Elem. School 
Kenneth Kwajewski, West Middle School 
Kenneth P. Maglio, West Middle School 
Mary Moran, Andover High School 
Sarah G. O'Brien, Andover High School 
Margaret Orlando, Doherty Middle School 
Justin Quimby, Wood Hill Middle School 
Ann L. Saurman, Bancroft Elem. School 
Deborah A. Stephenson, Food Services 
Mark E. Winer, Andover High School 



Daryl Arseneault, Sanborn Elementary School 
Laraine A. Brylczyk, Doherty Middle School 
Sondra J. Finegold, West Elementary School 
Antonia Kulcsar, South Elementary School 
Richard P. Loschi, West Middle School 
Dorothy McCormick, Sanborn Elem. School 
Noreen T. Murphy, West Middle School 
Bethany M. Orlando, Sanborn Elem. School 
Maureen G. Pellerin, High Plain Elem. School 
Laura Ridley, Central Office 
Diane A. Sherry, Food Services 
Lynn Willey, West Middle School 



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FINANCE & BUDGET DEPARTMENT 

The mission of the Finance Department is to build and reinforce confidence in Town 
financial management by managing and planning all financial functions in an efficient, cost 
effective and responsive manner, and, through a collaboration of team efforts, provide departments 
and the public with the necessary information to assure accuracy, accountability and justification. 

FINANCE ADMINISTRATION 

The Town Manager's Recommended Fiscal Year 2007 Budget was released on February 2, 
2007. During the months of February, March and April, meetings were held with the Board of 
Selectmen, Finance Committee, School Committee and Department Heads to review the budget 
and warrant article requests and to prepare recommendations for the Annual Town Meeting. 

In April, the Finance Committee Report was mailed to over 11,300 households. The 
Annual Town Meeting began on Monday, April 23, 2007 and the Fiscal Year 2008 operating 
budget (Article 4 and Article 5) was adopted in the amount of $126,458,634. This budget was an 
increase of $3,670,932 or 3% over the Fiscal Year 2007 operating budget of $122,787,702. 

Major accomplishments in 2007 are as follows: 

Provided staff support to the Long Range Financial Planning Sub-committees. 

Prepared the Town Manager's Recommended FY-2008 Budget. 

Prepared the Five- Year Capital Improvement Plan for FY-2009 - FY-2013. 

Provided staff support to the Finance Committee. 

Produced the 2007 Finance Committee Report. 

Continued to work with the Health Insurance Task Force to investigate options to reduce 

Town and employee costs. 

Completed the Andover Cable Advisory Committee license renewal negotiations with 

Comcast for cable service in Andover, constructed a new fiber optic network and 

established a new non-profit Public Cable Access Corporation (Andover Community 

Access and Media, Inc.). 

On a negative note, Moody's Investors Service reduced Andover' s Aaa bond rating one 

grade to Aal, particularly citing . . . "narrow reserve levels and limited potential for future 

replenishment" as its primary reason for the downgrade. 

CENTRAL PURCHASING 

The Purchasing Division processed 1,605 purchase orders and 2,782 requests for payment 
for the Town and 3,213 purchase orders and 300 requests for payment for the School 
Department. Forty-six bids, ten requests for proposals and two Requests for Written Responses 
were advertised and officially opened. The continued utilization of the State bid contracts 
available to cities and towns has provided numerous benefits to the taxpayers of Andover. 

During the year, Andover initiated and coordinated a number of Cooperative Bids and 
participated in a number of bids with other communities. Under Massachusetts General Laws, 
two or more political subdivisions may jointly purchase goods or services through the bidding 

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process. Items purchased were: xerographic paper for copy machines, road salt, water treatment 
chemicals, fuel oils, vehicle fuels, office supplies, equipment and furniture and school athletic 
and student voluntary insurance. 

In 2007, the following major requests for proposals and bids were solicited: 

Operable Partition Replacement at Wood Hill Middle School 

One new 2007 Ambulance for the Fire-Rescue Department 

Roof Replacement Project at Andover High School - Roof Segment C 

Structural Reinforcements at Bancroft and West Elementary Schools 

Scholar Supplies 

Cooperative Bid for Vehicle Gasoline & Premium Diesel Fuel 

Classroom Unit Ventilation Replacement Project at Doherty Middle School 

Fine Arts & Ceramics - School Department 

Physical Education Supplies & Equipment 

Athletic Supplies 

Medical Supplies 

Custodian Supplies 

Compost Site Grinding & Screening 

West Elementary School Boiler Replacement Project 

School Zoning Warning System 

Miscellaneous Road Materials & Aggregates (Annual Requirements) 

Miscellaneous Roadway Construction and Paving Projects (Annual Requirements) 

One new 2007 Four-wheel Drive Backhoe Loader 

Pizza for Andover Public Schools 

Design & Construction Administration Services for West Middle School Electrical 

Upgrade and Window Replacement Project 

Fireworks Display for the Town's 4 th of July Celebration 

Andover Water/Wastewater Instrumentation Maintenance Agreement 

Andover Water Department Maintenance and Service for DYNA SCADA System 

Program Coordinator for Out-of-District Placements in Special Education 

Room Renovations - HVAC Contract at Memorial Hall Library 

Refinishing - Hardwood Flooring at West Elementary School Gymnaisium 

Partitions and Suspending Ceiling at Shawsheen Elementary School 

Sidewalk & Parking Renovations at Wood Hill Middle & High Plain Elementary Schools 

One new 2007 or current model year Four-wheel Drive Loader 

Selected areas of masonry restoration at Memorial Hall Library 

Memorial Hall Library Floor Tile Abatement 

Town Offices Roof Top Units Replacement and Memorial Hall HVAC Upgrade 

One new 2007 or current model year Bombardier Sidewalk Plow 

Lowell Street/Shawsheen Road/Beacon Street Intersection Improvements 

One new 2007 or current model year Handicap-equipped Conversion Minivan 

Design & Construction Administration Service for Four-season Room at Senior Center 

School Bus Transportation Field Trips and Athletic Transportation 

Three 2008 model Marked Law Enforcement Full-size Sedans and Appearance Package 

Polyester Fiber Reinforced Crackfill (Annual Requirements) 

Sidewalk Reconstruction and Concrete Wheelchair Ramps (Semi-annual Requirements) 

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Sewer Rehabilitation - Shawsheen Village 

Cooperative Bid for Highway Road Salt, Solar Salt and Liquid Calcium Chloride 32% 

Andover Public Safety Center Site Utility Renovations 

Bancroft Elementary School Roof Replacement Project 

The Purchasing Division is responsible for administering the contract compliance of 
Andover's Affirmative Action Plan as well as coordinating the Property and Casualty insurance 
and risk management for all Town and School Departments. The Human Resources Department 
handles the Health and Personal insurance for both Town and School Departments. The 
Purchasing Department is also responsible for overseeing the Town's current insurance 
company's Rewards Program that controls and reduces losses along with providing future 
savings on insurance premiums. Again this year, the Town was recognized by its insurance 
company, Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA), for its High Achievement 
under their Loss Control Program. Participation in the MIIA Rewards Program earned the Town 
a $23,177.00 credit reducing this past year's insurance premium by that amount. The Purchasing 
Department also processed approximately 53 casualty and property claims over the year and was 
able to recover $1 14,264.43 for the Town. 

COLLECTOR/TREASURER 

The Collector/Treasurer Division is responsible for the collection, investment and 
disbursement of all Town monies. Highlights during 2007 are as follows: 

. Borrowed $4,200,000 for 6 months at 3 .66% on June 7 th . 

Participated in the on-site Moody's visit, presentation and review in November. 

Borrowed $14,005,000 in long-term debt for Town and School Capital Projects at an 

interest rate of 3.87%. 

Began to review water billing/ AR software proposals from various companies for a new 

system. 

Provided continued outstanding customer service to Andover residents. 

Dollars for Scholars is a national non-profit organization. The Andover chapter was 
formed in 1997 with the acceptance of Article 27 at the 1997 Annual Town Meeting. During the 
year, several fundraising events were held and donations were received from many Andover 
residents that resulted in the awarding of fifty scholarships in the amount of $49,025 to deserving 
Andover students pursuing further education. 

Balance: January 1 , 2007 $571,673 

Income, Donations, Gifts 121,073 

Expenses, Scholarships 50,045 

Balance: December 31, 2007 $642,701 

ASSESSOR 

The Board of Assessors is responsible for the valuing all real estate and personal property 
accounts and motor vehicle excise taxes in the Town as well as defending all appeals of these 
taxes. The three-member board is also responsible for the awarding of nearly 250 property tax 

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exemptions on an annual basis. Major exemption groups include senior citizens, disabled 
veterans, widows and widowers and individuals classified as blind. 

The Assessors must also conduct revaluations of all property on a triennial (every three 
years) basis. A revaluation was completed for Fiscal Year 2006. Interim adjustments were 
made in Fiscal Year 2007 and again in Fiscal Year 2008 with another revaluation required for 
Fiscal Year 2009. The Board is responsible for meeting all Massachusetts Department of 
Revenue guidelines for property valuations, reporting of valuations and tax billing. 

The Assessor's Division gathers vast amounts of property and ownership-related 
information that is available to the general public. Exterior digital photos are now recorded on 
all property and the valuations, sales information and other pertinent information is available on 
the Town's web site. More than 1,000 requests for public records and information are received 
and processed on an annual basis. 

In mid-2007, Bruce Symmes, the Town's well-known and respected Chief Assessor since 
1999, announced his retirement and the Town embarked on a search for a highly-qualified 
successor. 

INFORMATION SYSTEMS 

The Information Systems Division is responsible for maintaining and improving the 
utilization of computerized data in municipal operations including financial records, word 
processing/spreadsheet/database files, electronic transmission and other varied electronic files. 
Major functions of this division are: network administration, financial application support and 
reporting, user support for office integration software, and hardware/software/operating system 
maintenance and upgrades. The Information Systems Division supports all users of the network 
and strives to meet the many diversified needs of town government administration. Maintaining 
the integrity and improving the accessibility of all data on the network are priorities, especially 
since most users rely on network resources for daily operations. 

Highlights during the year include the following: 

Implementation of on-line payments for real estate taxes. 

Addition of improved software on the Town's website which will search all Town and 

School pages - also added gallery software. 

Improved ability for Town employees to independently update web information - added 

utility to display Selectmen's meetings. 

Migration to a new fiber-based wide-area network to improve connectivity between all 

Town and School buildings. 

Upgrade of network resources including increasing firewall security, more aggressive 

anti-spam deterrence, web-filtering and improved interest services via FIOS. 

Began investigating the replacement of the Utility Billing software application by issuing 

a Request for Response and conducting vendor demonstrations of software. 



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FINANCE STATISTICS 



MOTOR VEHICLE BILLS 




6,000 -r 
5,800 
5,600 -- 
5,400 ■■ 
5,200 -■ 
5,000 - 
4,800 - 
4,600 - 
4,400 
4,200 - 
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,87 


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5,710 








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5,434 


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4,981 






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4,616 






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INVESTMENT INCOME 



$1,800,000 
$1,600,000 
$1,400,000 



$1,200,000 - 
$1,000,000 



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$600,000 

$400,000 



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TOWN WEBSITE VISITS 
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ANNUAL PROPERTY VALUATIONS 






FY2005 


FY2005 


FY2006 


FY2006 


FY2007 


FY2007 


PROPERTY TYPE 


#ACCTS 


VALUE 


#ACCTS 


VALUE 


#ACCTS 


VALUE 


SINGLE FAMILY 


8,366 


$4,367,402,300 


8,437 


$4,736,207,600 


8,459 


$5,006,022,800 


CON DO 


1,074 


244,011,100 


1,455 


355,443,200 


1,475 


367,276,700 


MULTI FAMILY 


351 


219,473,300 


341 


209,337,800 


335 


256,129,300 


VACATION LAND 


644 


68,193,844 


596 


74,208,300 


584 


96,945,600 


OTHER RESIDENCE 


32 


22,420,100 


30 


21,980,100 


28 


21,571,500 


COMMERCIAL AND CHAPTER 


263 


552,956.251 


248 


527,511,100 


257 


558,958,866 


INDUSTRIAL 


136 


530,135,900 


137 


536,570,500 


138 


540,662,900 


MIXED USE 


186 


236,626,400 


185 


244,588,700 


181 


244,141,900 


PERSONAL PROPERTY 


406 


109,324,908 


395 


94,200,625 


447 


99,325,718 


TOTAL 


11,458 


56,350,544,103 


11,824 


$6,800,047,925 


11,904 


$7,191,035,284 



TOTAL 


MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE COLLECTIONS 

FY2005 FY2006 FY2007 
$4,666,645 $5,000,633 $4,563,040 









TAX ABATEMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS 








FY2005 


FY2005 


FY2006 


FY2006 


FY2007 


FY2007 


ANNUAL EXEMPTIONS 


NUMBER 


AMOUNT 


NUMBER 


AMOUNT 


NUMBER 


AMOUNT 


WIDOWS 




17 


5,675 


15 


4,780 


15 


4,466 


VETERANS 




139 


85,157 


138 


85,591 


129 


103,199 


BLIND 




24 


20,472 


24 


22,267 


26 


22,724 


SENIORS 




46 


58,154 


39 


57,640 


41 


63,401 


DEFERRALS 




8 


23,900 


8 


22,305 


9 


25,624 


HARDSHIPS 




I 


1.000 


I 


1.000 


1 


1.000 




TOTALS 


235 


$194,358 


225 


$193,583 


221 


$220,414 






FY2005 


FY2005 


FY2006 


FY2006 


FY2007 


FY2007 


ANNUAL ABATEMENTS 


NUMBER 


TAX AMOUNT 


NUMBER 


TAX AMOUNT 


NUMBER 


TAX AMOUNT 


RESIDENTIAL 




38 


38,218 


66 


50,062 


56 


64,446 


SENIOR VOUCHER 




143 


85,356 


148 


88,800 


157 


105,975 


COMM/IND 




12 


347,548 


11 


102,508 


9 


204,391 


PERSONAL PROPERTY 




8 


121,667 


6 


1,296 


4 


2,145 




TOTALS 


201 


$592,789 


231 


$242,666 


226 


$376,957 



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BUDGET AND TAX RATE SUMMARY 



EXPENDITURES 

Appropriations & Articles 

Other Local Expenditures 
Tax Title Purposes 
Overlay/ Other Deficits 
Other amounts 

Revenue Offsets/Cherry Sheet 
Total Other Local Expenditures 

State and County Charges 

Overlay Reserve for Abatements 
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 



FINAL 


FINAL 


FINAL 


FY2006 


FY2007 


FY2008 


17,270,644 


124,807,982 


130,190,002 


4,000 


4,000 


4,000 


206,268 


50,762 


1,248 





6,860 





62.165 


60.247 


64.202 


272,433 


121,869 


69,450 


1,986,283 


2,501,545 


2,874,461 


854,114 


754.410 


832,176 


20.383,474 


$128,185,806 


$133,966,089 



REVENUES and OTHER FUNDING SOURCES 

Revenue from State 
Cherry Sheet Estimated Receipts 
School Construction Assistance 
Total from State 

Revenue from Town 

General Local Revenue 

Revenue for Specific Purposes-Offset Receipts 

Water and Sewer Revenue 

Total Local Receipts 

Free Cash and Other Funding Sources 
Free Cash used for Warrant Articles 
Other Available Funds 
Total Free Cash and Other Funding Sources 



7,905,109 


9,122,219 


9,962,504 


1.894,649 


1.894.649 


1.894,649 


9,799,758 


11,016,868 


11,857,153 


8,865,661 


9,851,016 


9,383,000 


2,021,252 


1,978,605 


1,964,605 


11.762,430 


12,650,263 


12.892,816 


22,649,343 


24,479,884 


24,240,421 


662,377 


1,360,449 


2,820,368 


386.993 


323,322 


258.428 


1,049,370 


1,683,771 


3,078,796 



Free Cash used for Operating Budget 



876,000 



744,000 



712,000 



Total Non-Property Tax Revenues and Other Funding Source 

Total Property Taxes 
TOTAL REVENUES 



34,374,471 
86,009,003 



37.924,523 
90.261,283 



120,383,474 128,185,806 



39,888,370 

94.077.719 
133,966,089 



VALUATIONS & TAX RATES 



TOTAL VALUATION (IN THOUSANDS) 
RESIDENTIAL TAX RATE 
COMM, IND, PER PROP TAX RATE 
EQUALIZED TAX RATE 



FINAL 

FY2006 

$6,805,544 
11.40 
17.95 
12.64 



FINAL 

FY2007 

$7,191,035 
11.25 
18.33 
12.55 



FINAL 

FY2008 

$7,179,753 
11.69 
19.13 
13.10 



WHERE REVENUES COME FROM 



STATE AID 
LOCAL REVENUE 
OTHER FUNDS 
FREE CASH 
PROPERTY TAXES 



3/13/2008 



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8.14% 


8.59% 


8.85% 


18.81% 


19.10% 


18.09% 


0.32% 


0.25% 


0.19% 


1.28% 


1.64% 


2.64% 


71.45% 


70.41% 


70.23% 


100.00% 


100.00% 


100.00% 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 

The mission of the Andover Police Department is to protect our future and the quality of life 
in Andover. We are empowered to protect life and property, but, with the changing times of 
increasing social programs, our agency has become more service-oriented to the community. To 
continue our mission, we all maintain an open door policy to the community, working with their 
suggestions, needs and thoughts so that we may preserve the way of life that we all enjoy in Andover. 



The Andover Police Department is committed to providing the highest level of public safety 
and service to the citizens and business people within the community. The members of the 
Department are empowered to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the 
Bylaws of the Town of Andover, to ensure that the peace and tranquility of our neighborhoods are 
maintained and that crime and the fear of crime are reduced. The Department emphasizes integrity, 
honesty, impartiality and professionalism from its members creating an environment that values 
differences and fosters fairness and flexibility in our mission. The Department encourages citizen 
input and interaction that will assist in developing sound partnerships between the community and 
the Police. Working together will protect our future and enhance the quality of life for everyone 
within the Town. 

OPERATIONS DIVISION 

The Department handled 34,542 incidents in 2007 - an 8% increase from 2006. There were 
635 arrests, 343 larcenies and 61 burglaries. 

The Town experienced an increase in arrests but a decrease in reported crimes except for 
stolen motor vehicles and break-ins which saw a slight increase. 

The Department issued 6,656 motor vehicle citations during the year which is a 15% 
increase from 2006. There were 1057 motor vehicle accidents handled by the Department, a 9% 
increase from the previous year. 

The Police Department continued to work closely with other Town departments, agencies and 
the community throughout the year. The Sub-Station, located on Grandview Terrace, continued to 
allow the Department to form a partnership with the residents at the Andover Housing Authority and 
the Youth Services Department through the New Horizons for Youth Program, which the 
Department has taken over funding for since the expiration of the grant. 

The Department assigned its first School Resource Officer to the Greater Lawrence Technical 
School. Funding for this position is provided by the Technical School. 

The Department also participated in numerous events including the Holiday and Memorial 
Day Parades, the Fourth of July celebrations, Safety Saturday, Andover Days, the Feaster Five Road 
Race on Thanksgiving Day as well as numerous other road races held throughout the year. 



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RECORDS DIVISION 

The Records Division provides support services to the entire Police Department. This service 
enables information to flow efficiently throughout the Department as well as to the entire 
community. 

The Police Department received more than $ 1 04.803 in new grant money during 2007. These 
grants allow the Department to serve the community by providing funding for personnel and other 
resources. Equipment grants allowed the Department to provide car safety seats and bicycle helmets 
to those who would otherwise not be able to afford such safety items. Emergency equipment such as 
tent shelters, body armor, gas masks, pumps and generators, protective screening, defibrillators and 
other emergency communication equipment were also purchased with this grant money. Highway 
Safety grants allowed for extra patrols, participation in several MSP Sobriety Checkpoints and 
enforcement around high accident locations. Citizen Corps grants allowed us to train citizens 
(CERT) in disaster preparedness. Our participation in a Regional Youth Court was funded by a new 
grant this year. 

The Court Section processed a total of 635 arrests and 663 summonses. This included 
tracking all Police Department cases from inception to disposition and coordinating officers' 
appearances in court. In addition, this section assists in tracking District Court cases for other Town 
Departments such as the Health Division, Building Division, etc. 

DETECTIVE DIVISION 

The Detective Division is responsible for the follow up of investigations conducted by the 
agency. The Detective Division also oversees the Substance Abuse Unit. This Unit was created in 
response to the community's request for the Police Department to take a more active role in 
combating drugs and alcohol in the Town. The Division also has one investigator assigned as a 
Juvenile Officer. He works closely with the schools and courts in processing Juvenile cases. 

The Detective Division continued to be actively involved in follow-up investigations 
throughout the year. The Division was instrumental in solving and identifying the perpetrators of 
numerous serious crimes as well as following the cases through the judicial system. 

The Detective Division followed up and investigated 6 1 burglaries, 3 rapes and 343 larcenies. 

The Division also investigates incidents on the Internet. They recognize this new aspect of 
Internet crime as a major problem to our community and caution all parents and residents of the 
Town to be vigilant in combating this increasing problem. 

ANIMAL CONTROL 

The Animal Control Officer answered 784 calls for service in 2007. He responded to 298 
dog complaints and impounded 63 dogs and 1 cat. He also removed 143 deceased animals. In 
addition to these removed animals, there were 49 deer struck and killed by motor vehicles in Town. 



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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

The Emergency Management Division is directed by the Chief of Police and serves as the 
local link to the Federal and State Emergency Management Agencies (FEMA/MEMA), the 
Department of Homeland Security and the FBF's Joint Terrorism Task Force. It also includes a 
network of HAM radio operators that are on standby should the need arise for auxiliary radio 
services. A Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) has also been established and is providing 
residents with training and equipment that will allow them to be better prepared in times of crisis. 

The Chief of Police is the Town's Liaison with the regional Local Emergency Planning 
Committee (LEPC) and is responsible for coordinating the Town's response to any hazardous 
materials incident. 

The Chief of Police also sits on the Commonwealth's Northeast Homeland Security Regional 
Advisory Council. 

The Auxiliary Police assisted the regular officers of the Police Department many times 
throughout the year. They are particularly active during the holidays and on Halloween. They are a 
very dedicated group of volunteers and the Town is fortunate to have their services as a resource. 



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POLICE STATISTICS 



ARRESTS 



900 
800 
700 
600 



-53 



500 j 30 |ui 

400 j- 
300 



200 
100 



56 



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38 

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ASSAULTS 




500 
450 
400 
350 - 
300 - 
250 



465 



200 



^F24~ 



LARCENY 

490 



337 



458 



422 



^84- 



346 



353 



343 



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BREAKING & ENTERING 



100 
90 
80 
70 
60 
50 
40 
30 







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35 






83 








71 


69 








60 ' 


34 






60 


61 








51 


48 








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POLICE STATISTICS 



70 

60 

50 

40 

30 ! 

20 

10 



STOLEN VEHICLES & BICYCLES 



V69 




V 44 




34 >^8 

<^<i n ^* 3? 


29 


.-_ 22 


19 _--\24 \i8 ^22 




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18 
7 




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Motor Vehicles 



— ■— Bicycles 




14,000 

13,000 

12,000 

11,000 

10,000 

9,000 

8,000 

7,000 

6,000 



PARKING VIOLATIONS 



13,800^ 


/\ 13,749 


/ \ 11,949 / \ 


/ ^11,125^11,374 V^ 1 ' 249 


/ Vfo.224 l0 ' 598 ^ 


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/ 8,774 


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360 
340 
320 
300 



280 

260 

240 

220 - 

200 - 

180 

160 

140 

120 

100 



237 



VANDALISM 



301 



192 188 



236 



216 214 



217 



185 



152 



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FIRE - RESCUE DEPARTMENT 

Mission Statement 

The mission of Andover Fire Rescue is to serve the citizens of the community and its 
visitors by protecting them from the dangers created by man-made and natural emergencies. 

The organization provides professional services such as fire suppression, EMS, technical 
rescue, and hazardous materials response. 

Andover Fire Rescue aggressively attempts to minimize the risks associated with these 
incidents through effective fire prevention and investigation, code enforcement, public education 
and injury prevention programs. 

We are dedicated to assisting those in need regardless of the severity of the problem. 

Value Statement 

The values of Andover Fire Rescue are service to those in need and community 
involvement through the professionalism, integrity, and dedication of its personnel. 

Fire Rescue and EMS Operations 

There are two basic divisions within the Operations of Andover Fire Rescue - they are 
the Fire Rescue and the Emergency Medical Services Division. 

The Operations Division operates on four shifts that is lead by a Deputy Fire Chief who 
has the responsibility of oversight for all activities on a particular shift. Those responsibilities 
range from incident response and training to ensuring there is adequate personnel coverage to 
appropriately protect the community on a given day. 

The Operations Division has primary responsibility for responding to emergency and 
urgent calls for help from the public. Services provided include combating all types of fires, 
providing emergency medical care to the sick and injured, containing and mitigating the effects 
of leaks and spills of hazardous materials, rescuing those who are physically trapped in such 
situations as motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, or collapsed structures, rescuing 
persons caught in swift moving water, mitigating the hazards associated from downed power 
lines or natural gas leaks, and providing aid in situations where those in the community need 
special assistance such as lock out/in situations, or animal rescues. 

In addition to the aforementioned, all the men and women of Andover Fire Rescue 
participate in presenting public fire safety and emergency preparedness educational programs, 
safety inspections, maintaining equipment, apparatus and facilities and continually train. 

Currently, Andover Fire Rescue operates out of three fire stations with three EMT Engine 
Companies, one EMT Ladder Company and two ambulances providing 24/7 coverage. The fire 



stations are currently located on North Main Street, Greenwood Road and at the intersection of 
Clark Road and Andover Street. 

Several specialized pieces of equipment (such as boats and a trench rescue trailer) are 
located throughout the community and are staffed on an "as needed" basis by personnel normally 
assigned to the engine companies. 

Andover Fire Rescue currently has one reserve engine, one reserve ladder and one 
reserve ambulance among its fleet. The reason for the reserve apparatus is to ensure that the 
Town of Andover is appropriately protected when a "front line" truck is out of service for repairs 
and to maintain the Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 3 rating. 

There are a total of 68 personnel, including four Deputy Chiefs, twelve Lieutenants and 
forty-eight firefighters. Suppression personnel work 24-hour schedule with one of the four 
groups on-duty each day. The level of staffing can fluctuate slightly and is absence dependent. 

One of the Deputy Chiefs serves as the Training Officer for Andover Fire Rescue and has 
the responsibility for coordinating and/or delivering all training related programs related to the 
myriad of services provided by the personnel of Andover Fire Rescue. This may range from the 
review of initial training newly hired recruits have received as a result of attending the 
Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, specialized rescue training recertification, or continuing 
education and training to the entire organization. 

The delivery of Emergency Medical Services training is provided by Paramedic and EMT 
certified personnel from outside agencies or from within the organization. Extensive federal and 
state regulations relative to the provision of emergency medical services, and the appropriate 
documentation and administrative requirements, necessitate special focus and attention. 

Fire Rescue and EMS Resources 

Andover Fire Rescue has three fire stations, each of which has one or more staffed 
companies as well as specialized and/or reserve equipment. 

Station 1, Central Station, 32 North Main Street (Downtown Area) 

~ Staffed companies: Engine company, ladder company, ambulance, Deputy Chief. 

~ Specialized apparatus: two rescue boats, trench rescue trailer and air support 

vehicle. 
~ Reserve apparatus: engine, ladder truck and ambulance. 

Station 2, Ballardvale Station, Clark Road and Andover Street 

~ Staff company: Engine company. 

~ Specialized apparatus: on Rescue boat 

Station 3, West Station, Greenwood Road (West Andover Area) 

~ Staffed companies: Engine company, ambulance. 

~ Specialized apparatus: two rescue boats, frre alarm bucket truck. 



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Each of the four platoons consists of seventeen positions, with a minimum daily staffing 
level of 16 Firefighter/EMT's and Command staff. 

Command Staff: One Deputy Chief 

Engine Companies: One Lieutenant, one driver/operator and one firefighter 

Ladder Company: One driver operator and one firefighter 

Ambulance: Two Emergency Medical Technicians 

Andover Fire Rescue currently has Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with 
several communities to provide mutual aid, automatic mutual aid and other response needs in the 
event that the on-duty resources are overwhelmed by an incident. These agreements entail the 
provision of service by Andover Fire Rescue to other communities in return for service to the 
community of Andover. 

Fire Prevention 

The Andover Fire Prevention Office has five primary objectives in measuring the success 
of its work. They are: 

Reduce fire loss and injuries through the administration of risk-based community 
education programs. 

Manage risk associates with fire and environmental emergencies through successful 
implementation of Engineering, Inspection, Code Compliance and Hazardous Materials 
Management. 

Ensure citizens can escape a fire safely, that suppression forces have the means to control 
a fire with minimal risk of injury and that damages to physical resources are minimized 
in an emergency through proactive prevention efforts in new and existing buildings. 

Investigate fire and hazardous materials incidents to understand causes and effects and 
apply lessons learned to improving our community safety programs. 

Ensure that we are meeting the service demands of our community and are providing 
excellent customer service. We strive to meet the interests of our Fire Prevention 
responsibilities while attempting to meet the interests of our customers. 

The Fire Prevention Officer also supports the Incident Commander at all escalating fire 
and rescue incidents by fulfilling the staff function of Safety Officer. The Fire Prevention 
Officer responds directly to the scene to coordinate and address any safety and personnel 
accountability concerns that may arise during the mitigation of the incident. 

Fire Investigation 

Andover Fire Rescue is responsible for conducting fire scene investigations to determine 
origin and cause. Andover Fire Rescue has a Deputy Fire Chief who is specially trained in 



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performing fire and arson investigations to determine whether the fire was accidental or arson in 
nature. Fire Investigators thoroughly examine fire scenes, interview victims, witnesses and 
potential suspects. The investigators are also responsible for collecting evidence and processing 
the evidence to determine the cause of the fire. 

A Deputy Chief teams up with members of the Andover Police Department, the 
Massachusetts Fire Marshal's Office, Massachusetts State Police and the Essex County District 
Attorneys Office in the prosecution of arson cases. All entities involved are required to prepare 
detailed reports, present evidence and testify in Court for fire cause cases. 

Fire Protection - As a full service fire protection organization, the Andover Fire Department 
provides services ranging from the education of elementary school children to the rescue of 
elderly citizens from nursing home fires. Installation and maintenance of all fire alarm wiring of 
all coded fire alarm boxes is also provided. 

Fire Prevention - The Andover Fire Department annually inspects three or more family 
dwellings, schools, theaters and all public, municipal, commercial and industrial occupancies. 
All nursing homes, rest homes, hospitals infirmaries and inn holders are inspected on a quarterly 
basis. 

Fire drills are conducted at each and every public and private school every quarter and 
public sector training is conducted per their request as necessary. Facilities needing assistance in 
the development of evacuation plans are also afforded the guidance necessary to preparing the 
plans. 

All necessary State and Local permits for storage of flammables, installation of oil 
burners, fireworks and pyrotechnic displays, storage of gunpowder or blasting agents and the 
daily blasting or open burning permits are issued by the Fire Department. 

Arson Investigation - The Fire Department investigates every fire to determine if arson is a 
cause and employs the use of the State Fire Marshal's office and state forensic laboratory for 
analysis when needed. The Department also utilizes the services of the Andover Police 
Department and District Attorney's Office to prosecute those involved in cases of arson and 
those committing other fire related crimes. 

Specialized Rescues 

In addition to fire and emergency medical services, the department performs numerous 
rescue missions. These could and do include incidents involving stalled elevators, trench 
collapse rescue, confined spaces, high/low angle rope rescues, surface water and ice rescues. 

Hazardous Materials Response 

The department, in cooperation with the District Hazardous Materials Team, mitigates all 
hazardous materials incidents. The District 6 Team is comprised of members of various 
departments from Billerica to Gloucester. The Andover Fire Department maintains records of 



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any and all occupancies that store hazardous materials over the threshold amounts established by 
the Environmental Protection Agency. These records are required to be resubmitted to the 
department on an annual basis prior to March 3 1 . 

Emergency Medical Services 

The Andover Fire Department provides first response to all medical emergencies due to 
accidents or medical ailments in Andover. The surrounding communities of North Andover, 
Tewksbury, North Reading, Reading, Billerica, Methuen and Salem, NH provide back up mutual 
aid ambulance service to those communities in need. 

In addition, the Lawrence General Hospital Paramedic Unit is requested when the 
emergency dictates the need for Advanced Life Support based on stringent protocols established 
through collaboration between Andover Fire and Lawrence General Hospital. Andover' s 
ambulance service has recently upgraded its license from a Basic Life Support status to an 
Enhanced Life Support status as the result of placing Automatic External Defibrillators on all of 
its emergency vehicles. 



2005 2006 2007 

Total Incidents: 10052 9616 9019 

Fires 

EMS Calls 

Motor Vehicle Accidents 

Hazardous Conditions 

False Alarms & False Calls 

Miscellaneous Alarms 

Good Intent Calls 

Mutual Aid Fire Calls 

Mutual Aid Ambulance Calls 

Fire Prevention Activities 

Service Calls 

Training 

Co-Activation 

Permits/Licenses Issued: 2158 1933 1695 

Smoke Detectors 
Report Copies 
Blasting Permits 



1279 


1159 


979 


2632 


2743 


2793 


265 


279 


301 


227 


258 


253 


814 


796 


678 


192 


25 




141 


130 


117 


21 


26 


22 


48 


41 


45 


1730 


1658 


1158 


2421 


2159 


2366 


225 


265 


230 


57 


77 


77 



1038 


718 


558 


57 


62 


58 


44 


9 


4 



35 



2005 



2006 



2007 



Dumpster Permits 
Fireworks Display Permits 
Gunpowder Storage Permits 
Liquid Gas Storage Permits 
Flammable Liquid Storage Permits 
Miscellaneous Permits 
Open Air Burning Permits 
Oil Burner Install Permits 
Commercial Fire Alarm Systems 
Special Suppression System Permits 
Sprinkler Install Permits 
Underground Tank Re-Certification 
Underground Tank Removals 
Master Fire Alarm Boxes 



104 


169 


166 


1 


2 


1 








1 


95 


74 


93 


9 


34 


15 


10 


17 


30 


437 


517 


435 


110 


124 


131 


80 


56 


53 


9 


10 


8 


69 


66 


59 


10 


8 


3 


41 


49 


56 


20 









Fees Collected: 



Ambulance Fees (FY) 
Permits/Licenses 
Fire Alarm Box Fees* 



$753,300 


$802,616 


$838,660 


$45,590 


$63,915 


$60,806 


$4,000 


$0 


$0 



Personnel: 



72.5 



72 



72 



Department is phasing out the maintenance of fire alarm monitoring systems. 



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FIRE STATISTICS 



FIRE CALLS 




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DAndover 



3,000 
2,800 
2,600 
2,400 
2,200 
2,000 
1,800 
1,600 
1,400 
1,200 
1,000 



AMBULANCE TRANSPORTS 




I MUTUAL DANDOVER 



PERMITS & LICENSES ISSUED 




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IOPEN 



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MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS 



500 




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TOWN CLERK 

The mission of the Town Clerk 's Office is to uphold the integrity of the Town 's democratic 
process, to maintain and preserve public records, and to act in the best interest of the community 
and the State by providing innovative, efficient, quality service. 

The Town Clerk's Office managed two extra elections during the year with the resignation of 
Congressman Martin Meehan of the 5* Congressional District. The Special State Primary was held 
on September 4 th and the Special State Election was held on October 16 th . 

The Office staff continued its inventory of records with volunteer assistance. Presently, vitals 
records dating back to 1 996 have been scanned. 

Passport Services offered by the Office continues to be a good revenue stream and a great 
convenience for residents. 

Office volunteers are a great resource and a tremendous value to the Town. During the year, 
they completed over 600 hours of work in assisting with managing the Town Census, records and 
election duties. 



DEPARTMENT STATISTICS : 

Town Census 

In January, the Town Census was mailed to 12,21 1 households. The Town's population at 
the completion of the census was 29,445. 

Election/Town Meeting/Voter Registration 

The year ended with 19,560 active registered voters in nine precincts as follows: 



Precinct 1 - 2,080 


Precinct 2 -2,106 


Precinct 3 - 


- 2,244 


Precinct 4 -1,986 


Precinct 5 -2,201 


Precinct 6 - 


-2,179 


Precinct 7 - 2,237 


Precinct 8 - 2,326 


Precinct 9 - 


-2,201 


Election 


Date 


No. Voted 


% of Voters 


Town Election 


March 27, 2007 


4,496 


21% 


Special State Primary Election September 4, 2007 


5,183 


24% 


Special State Election 


October 16, 2007 


5,926 


28% 


Annual Town Meeting 


April 23, 24 & 30, 2007 


897* 


4% 



first night's attendance 



38 



2005 



2006 



2007 



Recordings 

Births Recorded 

Marriages Recorded 

Deaths Recorded 

Dog Licenses Sold 

Fishing and Hunting Licenses Sold 

Business Certificates 

New Voter Registrations 

Passport Applications 



290 


264 


321 


133 


114 


114 


260 


290 


279 


2230 


2400 


2365 


265 


266 


300 


123 


107 


125 


931 


1501 


1320 


797 


825 


868 



Fees Collected 



Marriage Licenses 
Certified Copies 

Uniform Commercial Code Filings* 
Miscellaneous Licenses Income 
Liquor License Income 
Business Certificate Filings 
Miscellaneous Income 
Passport Fees 
Dog Licenses 
Non-Criminal Violations 
Copies of Public Records 
Fishing and Hunting Licenses 



3,400.00 
16,538.00 

1,946.73 
13,560.00 
94,700.00 

3,740.00 

4,342.95 
23,910.00 
22,210.00 

4,250.00 
309.30 



2,875.00 

18,779.00 

143.00 

12,075.00 

112,520.00 

4,635.00 

4,116.95 

24,750.00 

25,499.00 

11,175.00 

174.00 



2,920.00 

21,709.00 

-0-* 

12,620.00 

100,790.00 

5,720.00 

3,062.00 

26,040.00 

31,838.00 

5,400.00 

270.00 



7,391.50 ** 7,173.45 *** 6,814.25**** 



TOTAL MONIES COLLECTED 



$196,298.48 $223,915.40 $217,183.25 



As of July 1, 2001, all U.C.C. Filings are filed and processed by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts. The State no longer reimburses cities and towns for lost U.C.C. revenues. 



** 



$7,265.25 in fees were sent to the State Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and $126.25 was 
retained by the Town. 



** * 



7,049.00 in fees were sent to the State Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and $124.45 was 
retained by the Town. 



**** $6,492.25 in fees were sent to the State Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and $322.00 was 
retained by the Town. 



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TOWN CLERK STATISTICS 



$250,000 
$225,000 
$200,000 
$175,000 
$150,000 
$125,000 
$100,000 
$75,000 
$50,000 



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x x x x x x x x x x 



2,400 
2,350 
2,300 
2,250 
2,200 
2,150 
2,100 
2,050 
2,000 



DOG LICENSES 



2,400 



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2,292 / 




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2,260^ / 


2,293 


/ 2,238 


2,230 




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2,041 



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VITAL RECORDS & PASSPORTS 



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DVitals 



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TOWN COUNSEL 



During 2007, Town Counsel made numerous appearances before State Courts and 
Administrative Boards. Formal legal opinions were researched and rendered to Town officials. 
Court challenges to decisions by the Town's boards and commissions were defended by Town 
Counsel. 

Town Counsel had conferences with the Town Manager and other Town officials on 
almost a daily basis. Town Counsel reviewed all warrant articles and attended all Town 
Meetings. During the period covered by this report, contracts were drawn and reviewed and 
numerous deeds, easements, releases and agreements were drafted and recorded. Many 
easements were drafted for the on-going expansion of the Town's sewer system. 

Town Counsel filed a friend of the Court (Amicus Curiae) brief with the Supreme 
Judicial Court in support of the Massachusetts Attorney General's argument in the case of 
Suffolk Construction Co., Inc. v. Department of Capital Asset Management that there is an 
attorney-client privilege for municipal officials who receive confidential legal advice from a 
government attorney and the Court found that there was such an attorney-client privilege. 

Town Counsel drafted rules and regulations adopted by the Town's regulatory Boards 
and Commissions which would enable a member to vote in an adjudicatory proceeding if the 
member could not attend a particular hearing so long as the member reviews the evidence 
presented at the hearing. 



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PLANT & FACILITIES DEPARTMENT 

The mission of the Plant and Facilities Department is to provide a responsive, well 
planned and cost effective maintenance operation and capital improvement program for all 
Town and School buildings, parks and grounds, vehicle maintenance, cemetery, forestry and 
other areas within their responsibility. 

The Plant and Facilities Department provides scheduled and non-routine maintenance 
services to all Town and School buildings (over 1.35 million square feet), parks and grounds, 
cemetery, forestry and vehicle operations. Additionally, the Department is responsible for the 
following: 

Implementation of all major buildings and grounds capital projects including new building 

construction projects, landscape and field projects and driveway and parking areas. 

Town and School building and field rental functions. 

The Town's fuel depot. 

Spring Grove Cemetery operations. 

Compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations. 

Custodial services to all Town buildings. 

Town-owned traffic and streetlights. 

Trash pickup at Town and School buildings. 

Building security. 

Bald Hill leaf composting facility. 

ADMINISTRATION 

The Department is managed by a Director who is supported by four Superintendents, an 
Administrative assistant, Construction Project Manager, Work Control Center Coordinator, two 
part-time Accounts Payable Clerks, Budget/Contracts Analyst, Facilities Services Supervisor and 
a diverse group of skilled and semi-skilled Maintenance Trades Persons, Vehicle Mechanics, 
Custodians, and grounds and tree Workers. 

ADMINISTRATION ACCOMPLISHMENTS/HIGHLIGHTS 

Coordinated the donation and construction of the new artificial turf field at Andover High 

School ($660,000 gift). 

In October, received the State Leading by Example Award for Andover' s Energy 

Conservation Program. The award also recognized Andover' s Recycling Program. 

Major roof replacement work completed at Andover High School and Bancroft 

Elementary School. 

System-wide security system enhancements including: 

~ Access control & CCTV cameras at Memorial Hall Library and four schools; 

~ New, improved security offsite monitoring and 

~ CCTV cameras at Lovely Field & Bald Hill. 
Energy Conservation/Cost Avoidance: 

~ Six schools converted to natural gas ($28,000 incentive received from Bay State 



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Gas Company); 

~ Natural gas contract extended for two years at 8% below current price; 

~ Over $100,000 in savings will be achieved for Fiscal Year 2008; 

~ Free NGRID Energy Engineering Survey completed at four buildings; 

~ Enrolled three buildings in the NGRID Load Response program and 

~ Awarded State Energy Grant to survey all Town and School buildings. 
Other Major Capital Projects completed include: 

~ Library windows/masonry repairs; 

~ Collins Center exterior stairs and stage floor; 

~ Structural repairs at Bancroft Elementary School; 

~ New boiler at West Elementary School; 

~ New unit ventilators at Doherty Middle School; 

~ Senior Center aerobics floor and exterior patio and 

~ Public Safety Center - Site drainage system repairs. 
New GIS Cemetery Software System implemented. 

Tree City USA designation for the eighth consecutive year by the National Arbor Day 
Foundation. 
Wood Park Study - Schematic design and cost estimates complete. 

BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL DIVISIONS 

The Building Maintenance and Mechanical/Electrical Divisions are supervised by two 
Superintendents and provide all maintenance services including electrical, mechanical, 
plumbing, carpentry, painting and security to all Town and School buildings. The two 
Superintendents also function as Project Managers on a variety of Town/School capital 
improvement projects. Additionally, they provide mail delivery to all buildings, and maintain 
traffic signals and Town owned street light poles. 

2005 2006 2007 

School Labor Hours 22,251 20,202 23,011 

School - Total Labor & Material Cost $1,093,861 $982,103 $1,092,701 

Town Labor Hours 7,470 6,010 9,358 

Town - Total Labor & Material Costs $427,569 $407,906 $544,508 

Capital Projects: School - $1,604,106 Town - $594,470 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

BANCROFT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

Replaced & painted 1,800 SF of exterior siding. 

Completed asphalt repairs to playground. 

Major structural evaluation, soil testing & corrective work completed. 

Large domestic hot water heater replaced with new energy efficient unit. 



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New handicap playground installed and handicap field access completed. 

Installed utility pole to support new fiber network. 

Repainted all exterior door frames. 

New carpeting installed in Teachers Room. 

Parking and road area striping. 

DOHERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 

Installed 49 new classroom unit ventilators with C02 monitoring controls. 

New Access Security System installed at front and rear access doors. 

New Engineering Technology Lab (surplus equipment removed and area repainted). 

Replaced 4-ton HVAC unit serving Teachers Room. 

HIGH PLAIN ELEMENTARY/WOOD HILL MIDDLE SCHOOLS 
Installed new classroom dividers at Wood Hill Middle School. 
New security Ai-Phone system installed at the two main entrances. 
New security system interface with lighting systems implemented (as part of the Energy 
Conservation Project). 

Completed new parking area for 50 cars, major concrete sidewalk repairs and roadway 
and parking improvements. 
Asphalt crack sealing completed. 
Installed new flashing yellow lights. 

Completed major warranty roof repairs and added gutter and down sprouts to both main 
entrances. 

ANDOVER HIGH SCHOOL/COLLINS CENTER 

New Collins Center stage floor installed and exterior stairs constructed. 

New electrical feed for Lovely Field scoreboard installed to correct safety problem. 

Main field bleachers - inspections/repairs completed. 

Dunn Gym floor recoated. 

Air conditioning added to main Data room. 

New carpeting installed in Principal's Office. 

Miscellaneous painting work completed. 

Installed new Security Camera System at Lovely Field 

SANBORN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 
Security classroom locks installed. 
Striping completed in parking area. 

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION 
Painted Business Office. 
Replaced all water piping for 2nd and 3rd floor restrooms. 

SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

On-going window replacements completed. 

Exterior masonry repairs completed. 

Relocated main office/new classroom (flooring, painting, cabinets, counters, HVAC, 

etc.). 

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SOUTH ELEMENTARY 

New security classroom locks installed. 
Repainted interior doors and frames. 
Roof repairs completed. 

WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

Installed new pipe insulation in Boiler Room. 

Major structural corrective work completed. 

Refinished both Gym floors. 

Replaced one main boiler. 

Striping in parking lot completed. 

Replaced fire smoke door in 5 th Grade area. 

Removed old abandoned cooling tower. 

Built new kitchen storeroom. 

Paving and readjustment of drainage structures. 

WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL 

Electrical upgrade - design portion completed. 

New security classroom locks installed. 

Window replacements bid awarded - in process - Winter 2008 

Installed railing on sidewalk - handicap ramp completed. 

Exterior painting in selected areas. 

Re-coated main Gym floor 

Installed new roof access door. 

Removed Science station in Room 104 

Roof repairs completed. 

ALL SCHOOLS 

Fire alarm system testing and maintenance completed. 

Security system monitoring testing and maintenance completed. 

Perimeter security system repairs completed at South School & AHS - 46 zones activated 

Fire Alarm System Testing and Maintenance completed. 

AHERA (bi-annual asbestos) inspection completed. 

TOWN PROJECTS 

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Andover Room HVAC system installed. 

Asbestos remediation/new tile - tile floor area in Book Drop area. 

Rebuilt curtain window wall and replaced seven windows. 

Major roof repairs completed. 

New security access control & CCTV system installed. 

Masonry repairs completed. 

New roof membrane installed over Children's Room. 

PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING 

Major engineering and corrective work completed to site drainage system. 

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Installed replacement floor panels in Dispatch area. 

SENIOR CENTER RENOVATIONS/PATIO 
New patio completed. 
New casework/shelf units installed. 
New wood floor installed in dining/exercise area. 
Installed radiant heating system under patio area (Four Seasons Room). 
Season Room) 

TOWN OFFICES 

Replaced HVAC rooftop units - design completed. 

Replaced four sets of exterior stairs (includes School Administration Building) 

Flag pole painting completed. 

WEST FIRE STATION 

Replaced boiler and HVAC controls. 

TOWN YARD/TOWNWIDE 

Town Yard Study - provided support to new Task Force 

Bald Hill security improvements - new solar-powered CCTV camera on-line. 

Provided electrical power to Skate Park. 

Refinished park benches Town-wide - Youth Services Partnership. 

Town/School NGRID Energy Initiative - Four Town/School buildings surveyed 

Provided support to four newly purchased Town properties: 16 Pearson Street, 18 

Pearson Street, 37-39 Pearson Street and 15 Blanchard Street. 

TOWN HOUSE 

Completed exterior painting/re-glazing of lower level windows. 



PARKS AND GROUNDS, CEMETERY & FORESTRY DIVISIONS 

The three Parks and Grounds Divisions (Parks and Grounds, Cemetery and Forestry) are 
independent and interdependent. They operate under the supervision of one Superintendent and 
share some equipment and work together on special projects. The three divisions perform many 
tasks seemingly unrelated to their principal horticultural maintenance duties, such as providing 
support to parades and other holiday events, litter control, trash removal, recycling, flagpole 
maintenance, fence/gate/backstop repairs, drainage connections, snow removal and building and 
repairing park benches and tables. 

PARKS & GROUNDS STATISTICS 

Schools Town 

Man Hours 7,874 19,587 

Labor & Materials $272,048 $611,398 

Capital Projects $12,421 $3,011 Total $15,432 

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PARKS AND GROUNDS DIVISION 

This division maintains over 2.75 million square feet of ball fields and 1.4 million square 
feet of lawn areas. Ball fields and lawns are located on all School and Town building sites and 
other Town property including Recreation Park, Ballardvale Playground, Upper and Lower 
Shawsheen, the Bowling Green, Town-owned parks, playgrounds and designated islands, 
triangles and other parcels throughout the Town. Ball fields are prepared (groomed and lined) for 
all secondary school athletic events. Turf maintenance consists of mowing, aerating, watering, 
over-seeding, liming fertilizing and weed and insect control. This division also maintains small 
trees, shrubs and shrub beds on Town property and is responsible for snow removal at all Town 
buildings. 

CEMETERY DIVISION 

Spring Grove Cemetery on Abbot Street is owned and operated by the Town, contains 
approximately sixty acres and is approximately 75% developed. During 2007, there were 48 full 
burials, 23 cremations and 48 gravesites sold for total revenue of $57,195. Cemetery operations 
and maintenance includes burials, mowing, trimming, turf care, pruning of shrubs and small 
trees, leaf pickup, Town-wide snow removal and other tasks including grounds maintenance in 
Recreation Park and special projects at other Town facilities. 

FORESTRY DIVISION 

The Forestry Division is responsible for the maintenance of all Town-owned trees. The 
majority of their time is spent pruning trees, clearing storm damage, flat clearing areas of 
undesirable vegetation and removing obstructions at intersections and curves for improved 
visibility. The Forestry Division also performs roadside mowing throughout the Town and 
maintains the Bald Hill compost site. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

Doherty Middle School - Reconstructed baseball diamond - laser-leveled diamond area, 

installed irrigation system, installed sod on infield area and constructed new pitcher's 

mound. 

Doherty Middle School - loamed, seeded and hydro-seeded football field. 

South School - aerated and seeded all three field twice during growing season. 

Upper & Lower Shawsheen - aerated and seeded fields three times during growing 

season. 

Wood Hill and High Plain - aerated and seeded fields three times during growing season 

- loamed and seeded low spots on soccer fields. 

Bancroft Elementary School - constructed two handicap access points to playground 

areas in front field. 

Town and School playgrounds - installed playground safety mulch. 

West Elementary School and Lower Shawsheen field - removed old, obsolete playground 

equipment. 

Ballardvale Green - installed new historic granite fending. 

Stone wall/fence damage repairs complete at Rte. 133/North Main Street 



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Assisted PTO groups with landscape improvements and playground projects. 

Removed seven hazard trees on Cemetery property. 

Responded to 1 16 requests for tree work by Town residents. 

Responded to 14 emergency tree calls from Andover Police Department. 

Planted 14 new shade trees during the Spring. 

Bald Hill Recycling facility - 4,200 cubic yards of processed compost generated from 

grass clippings and leaves. 

Coordinated the installation of the holiday lighting on Main Street. 

Celebrated Arbor Day - planted Shademaster Locus tree at 1 5 Porter Road. 

Over 1,000 cubic yards of brush and stumps transported to Ledge Road Landfill site and 

ground into wood chips. 

In the Fall, the Forestry Division planted 16 of a total of 65 trees as part of the 

Augmented Clearance of Trees Program (ACT), a tree replenishment project funded by 

NGRID, replacing trees removed during the 2006 ACT Program. 



VEHICLE MAINTENANCE DIVISION 

The Vehicle Maintenance Division is supervised by a Superintendent, who also is 
responsible for purchasing and materials management for all Plant and Facilities operating 
divisions. This division provides maintenance to all Town vehicles and major pieces of 
equipment including fire apparatus, police cruisers. DPW trucks and heavy equipment, Plant and 
Facilities trucks and heavy equipment, Town/School emergency generators and other support 
vehicles and coordinates the purchasing of all new Town vehicles. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

Provided preventive maintenance and general repairs to 152 Town vehicles and major 

pieces of equipment, 18 School and Town buildings emergency generators and 56 

smaller pieces of equipment. 

Completed 1,020 work orders totaling 4376 man hours, and $347,522 in labor & 

materials. 

Provided administrative support to vehicle purchases for Town departments. 

Supported snow removal operations, maintaining equipment and installation and removal 

of DPW sander units. 

Maintained and repaired all fire apparatus as well as assisting with federally-mandated 

inspections of the ladder trucks hydraulic and pump systems. 



VEHICLE MAINTENANCE STATISTICS 



2005 2006 2007 



Gasoline 86,684 

Diesel 44,574 

Total Gallons 131,258 



84,849 


86,915 


37,895 


44,242 


22,744 


131,157 



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FACILITIES SERVICES DIVISION 

The Facilities Services Division is managed by a Supervisor who is supported by a part 
time Office Assistant. The Facilities Services Division is responsible for all Town custodial 
services, including support to the Library, Public Safety, Town House, and Town Offices. This 
division also schedules the use and rental of all School buildings, Town and School fields, and 
the Town House function hall to non-profit groups, private organizations, individuals, and Town 
and School activities. Note: the Field House, Dunn Gymnasium, and fields at Andover High 
School, are scheduled by the School Athletic Department. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

Supported Town and School energy conservation initiatives. 

Achieved higher custodial efficiency and cost savings with improved equipment and 

cleaning products 

On-going custodial training on methods and procedures. 

Coordinated meetings with leaders of all private youth sports and Town officials to 

support field maintenance, scheduled programs and special projects. 

RENTAL ACTIVITY 

In 2007, the rental numbers reflect the actual permits issued and entered into the 
accounting system. For every rental request received, a permit is issued and an invoice is 
generated. 

SCHOOLS 

School rentals continued to fill the ten schools in Town. Growth was seen in Community 
Service Division, Youth Services, and School enrichment program uses. There continued to be a 
slight decline in School rental permits as a result of the energy conservation program, 
implemented in 2005. Five schools are available for gym rentals only after 6:00PM, and four 
schools accommodate mostly Town and School programs. Weekend use of schools is not 
permitted from the end of November until after April vacation. 

FIELDS 

Town fields were rented to capacity each season in 2007. The High School, Department 
of Community Services, and Andover Youth Services programs continued to expand. All Youth 
and Adult Leagues were once again asked to maintain their programs at their current size, as 
there is not field space available for programs to grow and/or expand. 

RECREATION PARK 

The Rental and care of Recreation Park was moved under Department of Community 
Services in May 2007. 



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OLD TOWN HALL 

The function hall at Old Town Hall is available for rental seven days a week. The 
Department of Community Services is the most frequent weekday user, and they also use the 
Hall for various evening dances. Andover Youth Services regularly schedules concerts, dances, 
and other events at the Town House. The Andover Senior Center also hosts social events at the 
Town House each year. 



FACILITIES SERVICES STATISTICS 

2005 2006 2007 

Schools 

Town Buildings 

Fields 

Total Permits Issued 818 712 



* Decrease in field permits due to Recreation Park moving under Department of Community 
Services. 



581 


485 


592 


103 


95 


100 


134 


132 


85* 



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PLANT AND FACILITIES STATISTICS 



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TOWN BUILDING 


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RENTAL PERMITS 


(Includes Town Hall & Sr. Ctr.) 


160 -, 












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99 100 95 100 


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FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 





160 

140 

120 

100 

80 

60 

40 

20 





FIELD RENTAL PERMITS 
(Includes Rec Park) 



134 U2_ 



115 



123 



"85" 



FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 



SCHOOL BUILDING 
RENTAL PERMITS 



1,000 i 
900 
800 H 
700 
600 
500 
400 
300 
200 
100 
- 



871 



-615- 



581 



485 



592 



FY03 FY04 FY05 FY06 FY07 



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120 

110 

100 

90 

80 

70 

60 

50 

40 

30 

20 

10 





SALE OF GRAVE SITES 



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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING 



BUILDING DIVISION 

The mission of the Building Division is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the 
Town 's residents and visitors, as well as to protect the value of the historic district and historic 
structures in the Town through the enforcement of State and local laws, by-laws and regulations. 

The Building Division is charged with the enforcement of The Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts Building Code, 780 CMR, Architectural Access Board Rules and Regulations, 
521 CMR, The Zoning Act, Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Andover 
Zoning Bylaw, Article VIII. Section 33. Demolition of Historically Significant Buildings, 
Section 36, BallardVale Historic District Bylaw and Section 37, Chimneys, of Article XII of the 
Town of Andover Code of Bylaws, as well as other applicable Town and State laws and 
regulations. The Building Division reviews all documentation (plans and specifications) 
submitted with applications for permits and issues all permits required for construction and other 
applicable activities for which permits are required by law. The Division performs all required 
site inspections as well as Code mandated safety inspections. The Building Division responds to 
customer inquiries, complaints and emergencies. Finally, the Building Division assists other 
Divisions of the Department of Community Development and Planning, as needed, in their 
permit processing and enforcement and attends, when necessary, Zoning Board of Appeals, 
Planning Board and other Commission meetings. 



BUILDING DIVISION STATISTICS 

2005 2006 2007 

New Dwellings 46 22 21 

Additions/Alternations to Single Family 

Dwellings 
New Multi-family Dwellings 
Additions/Alterations to Multi-Family Dwellings 
New Commercial & Industrial Buildings 
Additions/Alternations to Commercial & 

Industrial Buildings 
Schools/Public Buildings 
Swimming Pools 
Signs, Chimneys, Woodburning Stoves & 

Raze Permits 
Certificates of Inspection 
Zoning Verification 

Fees Collected $1,1 

Total Estimated Value $ 1 08,649,645 



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880 


948 


832 


6 


6 


8 


38 


56 


3 


4 


4 




120 


167 


130 


— 


9 


7 


28 


37 


32 


102 


107 


77 


33 


31 


45 


___ 


82 


99 


640 


$1,286,960 


$1,115,029 


645 


$160,987,024 


$83,422,069 



ELECTRICAL 

The purpose of the Massachusetts Electrical Code is safeguarding the general public and 
property from the hazards arising from the use of electricity. The Electrical Inspector is 
responsible for reviewing and granting permits and scheduling inspections on a daily basis for 
residential, commercial and industrial jobs, assisting the Police and Fire Departments in the 
investigation of accidents and fires. Electrical work includes, but is not limited to, wiring for 
lighting, power, fire alarms, security alarms, telephone and other similar devices, installation of 
equipment for emergency power, generators, transformers, switch gear equipment, panel boards 
and similar equipment. The Electrical Inspector also reviews violations of the Electrical Code 
and inspects the corrective work for protection of the users and cooperates with the various 
electric companies that service the area. 

ELECTRICAL STATISTICS 

2005 2 006 2007 

Electrical Permits 1245 1235 1120 

Fees Collected $228,452 $158,026 $115,282 

PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING 

All plumbing and gas fitting installations are controlled through enforcement of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Uniform Plumbing and Gas Code, formulated by the 
Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters under Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 142. 

The Plumbing and Gas Inspector issues permits for the installation of gas piping, 
plumbing and sewer installations and repairs. Inspections are conducted as necessary to ensure 
compliance with State Codes. Complaints and violations are also investigated and corrected or 
reported to the proper authorities. 

PLUMBING AND GAS STATISTICS 





2005 


2006 


2007 


Plumbing Permits 


851 


821 


655 


Plumbing Fees Collected 


$71,317 


$50,943 


$42,992 


Gas Permits 


685 


702 


577 


Gas Fees Collected 


$38,581 


$34,240 


$32,230 


Seals 


5 


8 


6 


Seal Fees Collected 


$260 


$1,425 


655 



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CONSERVATION DIVISION 

The mission of the Conservation Commission is to protect Andover 's natural 
resources and to act as trustees in perpetuity of the Town 's conservation land. 

The Conservation Commission administers the Massachusetts Wetlands 
Protection Act and the Andover Wetlands Protection Bylaw. Additionally, the 
Commission acquires and manages conservation land for passive recreation, wildlife and 
watershed protection purposes. Over 2,000 acres of land are under the control and 
custody of the Commission. 

The Conservation Division had a great year for land improvement of its 2000+ 
acres of conservation land. Volunteers cleared new trails and re-opened old trails on the 
Bald Hill and Wood Hill Reservations. Throughout the year, the Division sought to 
partner with other organizations on common projects. The Fosters Pond Association, 
Andover Youth Services (AYS) and Volunteers from Phillips Academy all worked to 
clear the remains of a dilapidated house from the rocky high point of Foster's Island. A 
high school group capped their clean-up effort with an overnight camping trip and filmed 
several episodes of a mock reality TV show, "Survivor: Foster's Island". 

During the year, the Commission partnered with local Boys Scouts on their Eagle 
projects. One scout selected sites with scenic vistas of Haggetts Pond and installed 
several permanent benches to be used by the areas hikers, picnickers and dog walkers. 
Another created a canoe friendly camping/picnic area at the 18-acre former Reichhold 
site along the Shawsheen River. The property has shaded areas for tenting, log benches, 
and a special fire ring. In a joint river trip with AVIS, the Shawsheen River Association, 
the Andover Historical Society and AYS, the Commission provided the community with 
a free trip down the Shawsheen River. Over fifty people attended and enjoyed a beautiful 
Fall day with a hike on the Sanborn Reservation, a campfire at the new picnic site and a 
lecture on the history of the river. 

The Commission hosted a Spring Hike that explored a portion of the Bay Circuit 
Trail which encircles metropolitan Boston. The Summer hike had over 40 hikers and 
followed a circular trail through the Bald Hill and Wood Hill reservation, as well as 
portions of the adjoining lands. With the help of volunteers from the neighborhood and 
the Free Christian Church, a new trail and bridge were installed in Hearthstone Circle. 

In 2007, the Commission bid farewell to Vice Chairman Phil Sutherland after 
many years of volunteer service. Phil now serves with former Selectman John Hess and 
citizen Michael Gillis as a member of the Commission's Back Yard Project review board. 
Alan French was appointed as a Commissioner and brings a vast knowledge of trails 
including being the local representative of the Bay Circuit Alliance. The Commission 
also appointed Robert H. Decelle as Special Project Manager. He has been a key 
member of the Conservation Team and has done an outstanding job working with our 
volunteers. The Commission appointed Howard Kassler as the Commission's liaison 



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and new Vice Chairman under Chairman Donald Cooper. This position serves to work 
directly with Conservation staff and the applicant for difficult sites. 

The Commission instituted a program of "applicant driven filings'* which serves 
to reduce the number of meetings an applicant will need to attend, and make the 
Commission's meetings more effective. The Commission has updated the Town website 
to include more information and documents. New innovative methods of filing 
management have been enacted to make it easier to file and to shorten meetings and 
accelerate application time-lines. The Commission has widened its use of peer reviewers 
for specific projects. These reviews provide for third-party professional scrutiny of a 
project without any cost to the taxpayers. 

The 2007 Annual Town Meeting granted the Commission a new parcel of land 
nicknamed the "chipped tooth'' on River Street. The Commission also negotiated major 
conservation restrictions for the Lincoln Woods site and the Historic Woods estate. 

In the coming year, the Commission will host a Conservation Overseers meeting 
for its network of trail volunteers as well as host an Ecological Meeting for the many 
municipal and environmental groups that are interested in assuring that the proposed 1-93 
corridor project provides protection to the Town's river ways and conservation interests. 
The Commission also looks forward to improving the passive recreation interests of the 
conservation land on the former Reichhold site and other Town reservations. 



CONSERVATION STATISTICS 

2005 2006 2007 

Conservation Commission Meetings 

Public Hearings & Public Meetings 

Abbreviated Notices of Resource Area Delineation 

Orders of Conditions Issued 

Amended Orders of Conditions Issued 

Certificates of Compliance Issued 

Determinations of Applicability Issued 

Extension Permits 

Notification of Satisfactory Completion of Work 

Findings of Significance Issued 

Enforcement Orders Issued 

Emergency Certifications 

Acres of Conservation Land Acquired 

Wetland Filing Fees Collected 

Ticket Fines Collected 



24 


24 


23 


189 


232 


195 


on 6 


4 


4 


32 


29 


43 


9 


4 


5 


12 


25 


24 


81 


71 


79 


7 


10 


11 


32 


40 


24 


28 


19 


13 


15 


11 


8 


8 


8 


8 





51 


0.5 


$41,170 


$43,305 


$33,920.50 


$9,200 


$1,500 


$1,600.00 



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HEALTH DIVISION 

The mission of the Andover Board of Health is to promote and protect the public health 
including the physical, mental, emotional and social wellness of all the people. 

The Health Division is responsible for ensuring the protection of the public and 
environmental health. The Sanitarians supervise the inspection and public health education programs 
in matters dealing with the State Sanitary Code and the State Environmental Code, including 
complaint investigation, wastewater disposal, food safety, swimming pool operations, recreational 
camp programs, and many other services. The Public Health Nurse is primarily responsible for all 
medical clinical administrative matters, including communicable disease investigations, vaccination 
programs, and health promotion programs. The Director of Public Health serves as staff supervisor, 
ensuring that public health programs are offered in a coordinated manner, and is the liaison to 
various boards. The Director designs, programs, and implements policies as proposed by the 
Andover Board of Health to meet the health needs of the community. The Board of Health consists 
of three volunteer members appointed by the Town Manager for staggered three-year terms. 

Issues of note from 2007 include: 

The Public Health Nurses developed a Shingles Vaccination Program through a generous 
grant from the Andover Home for Aged Persons. This program, one of the first in the 
Commonwealth, has served 200 residents over the age of 60, and has been held out as an 
example to area communities. 

The Board of Health has entered into Mutual Aid Agreements with eight other communities 
to provide and receive emergency assistance when needed. These agreements are among the 
first in the Commonwealth. 

Following management issues with a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) that we were previously 
associated with, the town affiliated itself with a new one called the Greater River Valley 
MRC. 

Staff has been trained in Incident Command in accordance with federal requirements for all 
first responders to emergencies. 

West Nile Virus again appeared in Andover, with two birds testing positive for the illness in 
August. These positive results led to increased surveillance of mosquitoes, although no 
positive ones were found. 

The Fish Brook Watershed Advisory Committee has worked to review various 
environmental threats to see how they affect the water quality within the watershed. 

Efforts have been coordinated with other divisions and departments to develop a Continuity 
of Operations Plan for the Town, as well as a Hazard Mitigation Plan. 



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14 


12 


11 


222 


180 


248 


153 


197 


328 


471 


442 


386 


~ 


51 


88 


10 


6 


9 


1877 


2053 


1603 


137,105 


$172,639.71 


$142,950.33 



2005 2006 2007 

Board of Health Meetings 
Plan Reviews 
Food Inspections 
Environmental Inspections 
Complaints Received 
Administrative Hearings 
Total Permits Issued* 
Fees Collected* 

* In looking at these numbers, it should be noted that starting in 2006. operating permits that 
expired on December 3 1 st were renewed for the following year in December of that year. This 
means that many establishments paid for and processed operating permits for two operational 
periods in one calendar year. 



HEALTH CLINIC STATISTICS 

2005 2006 2007 

Outreach Clinics 

Attendance 

Senior Center Clinics 

Attendance 

Office Visits 

Home Visits 

Recreational Camps for Children/Clinical Inspection 20 

Influenza Immunization 

Pneumonia Immunization 

Cholesterol Screening Clinics 

Attendance 

Mantoux Tuberculin testing 

Positive Reactor Follow Up 

T.B. Clinic Case History, Appts. & Follow-Up 

Latent T.B. Infection Reports 

Other Clinic Programs (Public Health Week, 

FAST Stroke Prevention Program, LifeLine 

Screening, Flu & You) 

Zostavax (Shingles) Vaccine Clinics — — 145 

MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE IMMUNIZATION CLINICS 

Summer Clinics 54 51 

Office Clinics and Appointments 6 5 11 



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21 


21 


21 


233 


245 


197 


51 


52 


49 


568 


696 


638 


244 


284 


209 


31 


50 


22 


n 20 


27 


27 


1668 


1849 


1774 


30 


33 


19 


12 


9 


11 


92 


69 


85 


12 


28 


1 


7 


9 


8 


15 


58 


49 


19 


27 


21 


212 


201 


250 



COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 





2005 


2006 


2007 


Animal Bites 


25 


35 


26 


Brucellosis 


— 


1 





Chicken Pox 


11 


14 


20 


Campylobacter 


7 


8 


7 


Cryptosporidiosis 


2 


2 


2 


Dengue Fever 


~ 


1 





E.coli0157.H7 











Ehrlichiosis 


1 








Giardia 


4 


2 





Hepatitis A 


2 








Hepatitis B 


7 


9 


7 


Hepatitis C 


4 


1 


6 


Influenza A 











Legionellosis 








1 


Lyme Disease (Confirmed) 


41 


54 


8 


Lyme Disease (Suspect) 


~ 


~ 


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Meningitis (Bacterial) 


1 








Meningitis (Viral) 


3 








Pertussis 


4 


4 


3 


Salmonella 


5 


4 


5 


Strep Pneumonia 


2 


5 





Group A Strep 





1 





Group B Strep 





1 





Tuberculosis (Active) 


1 


2 


1 


Tuberculosis (Suspect) 


— 


3 





Yersinia Entercolitica 











Suspect Disease Requiring Follow-Up 


10 


22 


17 



* Suspect due to change in State reporting requirements 

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES TOBACCO CONTROL PROGRAM 

The Healthy Communities Tobacco Program, a State-funded entity, is a collaborative made 
up of Boards of Health from twelve communities which is charged with the responsibility of 
enforcing Andover's bylaws that prohibit the sale of tobacco products to minors. This organization is 
also responsible for enforcing the Statewide ban of smoking in enclosed public places (including 
restaurants and bars) that went into effect in July of 2004. Healthy Communities serves as the 
Andover Board of Health's agent on all tobacco control issues. With Andover as the lead agency, the 
collaborative includes Haverhill, Lynnfield, Newburyport, Dracut, Methuen, Middleton, North 
Andover, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham and Topsfield. 



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In an effort to curb tobacco sales to youth, Healthy Communities conducts quarterly 
compliance checks to make certain local establishments adhere to laws prohibiting sales of tobacco 
to minors. In calendar year 2007, seven sales were made during four compliance checks, with one 
establishment facing a license suspension for a second offense. 

GREATER LAWRENCE BIOTERRORISM PREPAREDNESS COALITION 

The Greater Lawrence Public Health Coalition is comprised of seven community health 
departments including Andover, North Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, North Reading, Reading and 
Lynnfield working together to improve both regional and community capability to respond to public 
health emergencies. The Town of Andover serves as the fiscal agent for the Coalition. 

Coalition activities are funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Cooperative 
Agreement on Public Health Preparedness and Response for Bioterrorism through a grant awarded 
by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Coalition has established Mutual Aid 
Agreements with each other (one of the first in Massachusetts to do so) to allow better working 
relationships within the group. Andover has also entered into agreements with Wilmington and 
Tewksbury. Representatives have also been working with Holy Family and Lawrence General 
Hospitals in planning for pandemic flu matters. The Coalition has worked to address regional public 
health issues, including responding to last summer's EEE scare and influenza awareness and 
preparedness. 



PLANNING DIVISION 

The mission of the Planning Division is to ensure the orderly growth and development of the 
Town through sound planning practices and through the implementation of the recommendations of 
the Master Plan. 

Throughout 2007, the Planning Division continued its efforts toward downtown 
improvements. The Massachusetts Highway Department contracted with Newport Construction to 
reconstruct the downtown beginning in January 2008. Construction is anticipated to take two years 
to complete. Once the project is complete, the downtown from Stevens Street to Wheeler Street will 
have improved drainage, new signalization, better handicap accessibility and new streetscape 
furniture and lighting. It will be a great place to shop, walk and congregate. 

Looking to build off of the momentum and excitement that has been generated by the Main 
Street Project, the Planning Division has assembled a collaboration of local businesses, area 
stakeholders, residents and various Town departments to begin the process of developing a master 
vision plan for Shawsheen Village. The Shawsheen Renaissance Working Group has developed a 
preliminary "Vision Plan" for the Shawsheen Village area. In the coming years, the Planning 
Division will explore funding opportunities to assist with implementation. Please feel free to visit 
http://beautifulshawsheen.com for further information pertaining to this project. 

During 2007, Andover' s affordable housing dropped below the 1 0% threshold. However, as 



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fifty five (55) affordable units at Riverview Commons expired, that means they were taken off the 
Andover Subsidized Housing Inventory. The Andover Housing Partnership Committee worked 
tirelessly to ensure that these units remained affordable, however in the end there was not much they 
could do. 

The Board of Trustees for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund funded approximately 
$120,000 in grant money that was received from the Northshore HOME Consortium. Nine 
affordable units were created in Andover. 

The Planning Division works closely with the newly formed Design Review Board 
implementing design criteria for new and major construction projects in the General Business and 
Mixed Use Districts. 

During the year division staff worked on open space preservation and wrestled with 
numerous subdivision and site plan proposals to achieve the best possible development on the 
Town's diminishing vacant lands. The staff and the Planning Board began encouraging Low Impact 
Development techniques for all new development proposals to enhance compatibility with existing 
neighborhoods, and mitigate environmental impacts to the greatest extent possible. 

Throughout 2007, the Planning Division has played a pivotal role in helping facilitate The 
Junction/Route 93 Development Area which represents one of the largest concentrations of 
employment in Northeastern Massachusetts. Achieving a Lowell Junction Interchange has the 
potential of opening up hundreds of acres of currently landlocked and grossly underutilized industrial 
land as well as allowing for expansion of existing industries in the area that are constrained by poor 
access to the interstate. In working in collaboration with various town staff and community leaders 
from Andover, Tewksbury and Wilmington, the Planning Division has successfully helped develop a 
consensus "Mixed-uses Centers" land use vision for the development area. In anticipation of a new 
"Lowell Junction" interchange becoming a reality, the Planning Division had applied for and was 
successfully awarded $1.2 million dollars in MORE Grant funding from the Executive Office of 
Economic Development to assist with the engineering, design and construction of supporting 
infrastructure. For further information relating to the 1-93 Junction Development Area, please feel 
free to visit http://andoverma.go\ 'planning i c A . 

Stemming from a successful amendment at the 2007 Annual Town Meeting and the Planning 
Board's desire to encourage expansion of the central business district consistent in a manner with the 
Commonwealth's Sustainable Development Principles, a Town Yard Task Force was created. The 
charge of the task force is to evaluate the feasibility of the reuse of the Town Yard property and to 
consider private alternatives for relocation of the existing Town Yard facility. To date, the Town 
Yard Task Force has completed their initial evaluation of existing Town- owned properties and is 
presently evaluating responses from a Request for Information from private stakeholders. 
Preliminary visioning of the potential reuse of the existing Town Yard is well on the way with the 
consultant firm of Paul Finger Associates assisting the task force. 



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PLANNING DIVISION STATISTICS 





2005 


2006 


2007 


Planning Board Meetings 
Public Hearings Held 


21 
105 


20 
108 


20 
108 


Definitive Subdivision Plans 


4 


6 


3 


Preliminary Subdivision Plans 
ANR Plans 


1 
27 


1 
28 


1 
22 


Site Plan Reviews 


7 


5 


3 


Special Permits Issued 

Lot Releases and Clearance Certificates 


6 

27 


17 
28 


17 
9 


Warrant Articles Reported 
Subdivision Guarantees 


18 

$278,275 


13 
$288,820 


19 

$92,700 


Street Acceptances 
Revenues Generated 


6 
$31,728 


1 

$28,127 


2 
$31,078 



ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 

The Andover Zoning Board of Appeals is authorized to function under the General Laws of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Chapter 40A, applicable sections of Chapter 40B and the 
Town's Zoning Bylaw. The Board meets on the first Thursday of each month in Memorial Hall at 
the Memorial Library, Elm Square. The Board of Selectmen appoints five regular members and four 
associate members. The public hearings by the Board are the result of applications in the following 
areas: 

A Variance from the requirements of the Zoning Bylaw; 

A Special Permit under the Zoning Bylaw; 

A person aggrieved by the decision of the Inspector of Buildings or other 

Administrative official; 

A modification or an extension of a decision; or 

Permission to construct low or moderate-income housing within the Town of 

Andover (Comprehensive Permit, M.G.L. Chapter 40B). 

Prior to the hearings, applications are reviewed and pertinent plans and sketches are 
requested, legal advertisements are published and abutters are notified as required by law. The 
Chairman, in conformity with the Board of Appeals Rules and Regulations, conducts public 
hearings. Following the hearings, the members of the Board, when deemed necessary, view each 
property in question and hold a deliberation meeting thereafter. Based on the evidence presented at 
the hearing, and the applicable laws, a decision is rendered, signed and filed with the Town Clerk 
and recorded at the Registry of Deeds upon completion of the statutory appeal period. 



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ZONING DIVISION STATISTICS 



Hearings Held* 
Deliberation Meetings Held** 
Petitions Filed*** 
Petitions Granted 
Petitions Denied/Moot 
Petitions Withdrawn 
Fees Collected 



2005 



$41,435 



2006 



$26,445 



2007 



14 


14 


14 


12 


7 


6 


119 


73 


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107 


55 


58 


16 


13 


13 


5 


7 


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These meetings often include both public hearings and deliberations. 

Deliberations are often held immediately after a public hearing and, therefore, a Saturday 

deliberation meeting is not needed if no site views or deliberations are pending or continued 

to a later date. 

Some petitions contain multiple requests, pay only one fee and are counted once. 

79 petitions were filed and heard in 2007 - 1 was filed in 2006 but heard in 2007. Five cases 

were filed in 2007 but heard/deliberated in 2007. 



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MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 

Memorial Hall Library is the informational, educational and cultural heart of the 
Andover community. The library is the place of first resort for traditional and innovative library 
materials, services and programs. It also serves as a community platform for information-based 
technological innovation. The library continually strives to maintain a standard of exceptional 
service that contributes to a higher quality of life for all members of the community at every 
stage of their lives. 

Highlights in 2007 include: 

Children's Room - Secured the Mother Goose on the Loose grant for $7,500 to enhance early 
childhood literacy programs for babies, young children and their caregivers. 

Teen Room - Despite staff limitations, the Library has continued to expand the variety of 
programs offered, as well as providing library materials suitable for teens, computers for 
homework and professional support appropriate for this age group. Standout programs 
included a Survivor Lockln for middle schoolers, the Summer Volunteens program, the MHL 
Shakespeare Troupe performing Twelfth Night and Andover 's Got Talent. 

Information Technology (IT) Department - Replaced 19 PCs in the Reference/Information 
Services area to increase and improve electronic services for library users. Worked with 
funding from the Friends of the Library to purchase the hardware and software necessary to 
install a "Pay for Print" system. This has improved service and resulted in significant 
revenue that the Friends allocate to support library programs. 

Circulation/Customer Services Department - Improved the display of DVDs with new 
shelving while dropping the fees and fines for borrowing videotapes. Added a streaming 
video display at the Circulation Desk and configured new Reserve slips to save staff time. 

The Reference/Information Services Department - Undertook a marketing campaign of 
brochures, magnets and talks to local organizations about MassAnswers. Three thousand six 
hundred thirty-six questions were answered by this 24/7 chat service. This is just one of the 
many ways that over 60,000 questions a year were answered by MHL staff. 

Technical Services Department - Added Playaway audiobooks to the collection and started 
the cost-effective process of getting most hardbound books pre-processed. 

Collection Department - Working with the Reference and shelving staff, the Assistant 
Director completed a major evaluation of the 700s, 800s, 900s and Biographies, resulting in 
the "weeding" of items in poor condition and/or no longer in demand. Replacements were 
bought for items in poor condition but still in demand. 

Interlibrary Loan Department - Developed cost effective ways of handling the 100,000 items 
sent to and received from other libraries as part of the online reservation option that is wildly 
popular with library users. 



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Community Services Department - Over 5,600 people attended 121 programs. The library's 
month-long series on fishing attracted the most attendees. Concerts and other programs on 
crafts, genealogy, art, health, home improvement, self-improvement and gardening also drew 
large numbers. In addition, the library launched an on-line book discussion group called 
Book Talk. 

The Friends of the Library - Completed another banner year raising over $30,000 to support 
library programs through three book sales, the Jazz at the Hall concert, memberships and a 
silhouette artist. Over 700 volunteers contributed over 7,000 hours at the library. 



The Trustees of Memorial Hall Library 
makes MHL such a thriving library. 



Continue to provide the oversight and planning that 



As in years past, the Director would like to conclude this report by thanking the Trustees, 
Friends, Staff, and everyone in Andover who uses the library. Memorial Hall Library is truly at 
the heart of the Andover community. 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY STATISTICS 



CIRCULATION 


2005 


2006 


2007 


Adult Print Circulation 


188,430 


196,015 


193,855 


Children's Print Circulation 


144,231 


140,209 


139,987 


Adult non-print 


125,505 


129,008 


125,052 


Children non-print 


36,775 


32,879 


32,679 


Adult Network transfers 


49,037 


58,486 


53,388 


Children's Network transfers 


5,559 


7,165 


6,578 


Total Adult Circulation 


362,972 


383,509 


372,295 


Total Children's Circulation 


186,565 


180,253 


179,244 


Total Circulation 


549,537 


563,762 


551,539 


OTHER STATISTICS 








Reference Questions 


59,618 


61,919 


62,426 


Electronic Database Use 


24,461 


25,587 


27,837 


PC and Internet Sessions 


52,948 


54,454 


52,508 


Programs 


414 


497 


580 


Program Attendance 


14,551 


16,110 


14,356 


Meeting Room Use 


678 


663 


671 


Reserves Placed 


76,028 


85,329 


83,741 


Loan Requests on Pull Lists 


72,834 


74,728 


61,328 


Loan Requests Filled from Pull Lists 


45,041 


50,512 


53,498 


Volunteer Hours 


8,621 


8,917 


7,250 


Visitors to Library 


414,765 


426,248 


418,899 


Total Other Statistics 


769,959 


804,964 


783,094 



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LIBRARY STATISTICS 



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350,000 
300,000 
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150,000 
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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

The mission of the Department of Public Works is to continuously improve our quality of 
life by providing the finest potable water, state-of-the-art disposal of our wastes (liquid and 
solid) and provide safe travel on our road network. 

ENGINEERING DIVISION 

The Engineering Division prepared construction plans, cost estimates, bid specifications, 
performed field layouts, and construction supervision on projects such as: new sidewalk 
construction on North Main Street; and installation of the new School Zone Warning signals on 
High Plain Road and Cross Street at the Wood Hill/High Plain Schools. Various duties also 
associated included utility markouts, inspections and resolving complaints. 

The division also performed field surveys and designs for upcoming 2008 construction 
projects such as: sanitary sewer rehabilitations on Balmoral Street, York Street, Carisbrook 
Street, Argyle Street, Arundel Street and Fleming Avenue; sidewalk reconstruction on North 
Main Street near Wood Park; and sewer construction on Kirkland Drive and a portion of Osgood 
Street near Dascomb Road. 

The Engineering staff assisted and coordinated with consultants, state engineers and 
residents and businesses on the design of the Main Street Reconstruction project. 

Assistance was provided to the Highway Division in the planning and estimating of the 
resurfacing of 28 town streets this year. Staff also provided assistance and support to the 
Highway and Water/Sewer divisions during various drainage repairs, sidewalk repairs and water 
or sewer emergency excavations. 

Implementation activities to comply with new EPA Phase II Stormwater Management 
regulations were performed. A total of 309 storm drain outlets were field located and inspected 
in Moderate-High priority sub-watershed areas such as the River Road, Bakers Meadow, South 
Main Street, Osgood Street and Haverhill Street watershed areas; data was also added to the GIS 
system to create a town wide drainage map and illicit discharge investigation as part of the 
requirements. Activity reports from various town departments working on the program were 
documented and then utilized for preparation of the annual Stormwater Management report 
submitted to EPA in April. Staff also worked with the consultant and Planning, Health, Building 
and Conservation staff to develop the proposed Stormwater Management Bylaw and regulations. 

Work was also performed on further development of the Towns GIS system: update 
software, checkplots and database design; continue development of the drainage, water and 
sewer utility layers; updating the parcel maps for the Town Assessor and print the necessary 
copies for other town departments. 

Preliminary and Definitive Subdivision Plans and Site Plans were reviewed for the 
Planning Board; checked for design conformance, traffic safety, layout and adequacy of 
proposed roads and utilities. Road and utility construction in new subdivisions and site 



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developments such as Caileigh Court, Leah Way, Newport Circle, Andover Country Club and 
numerous other sites were inspected and tested to insure compliance with Town construction 
standards. Performance Bond amounts were also calculated as requested by the Planning Board. 

Street opening permits for the installation and repair of various underground utilities by 
Bay State Gas Company, Verizon, National Grid, Comcast and other private contractors, were 
issued and the necessary utility markouts and inspections were performed. This year included the 
work by Verizon to install underground conduits for their FIOS system on 126 various streets as 
well as a new gas main by Bay State Gas on Lovejoy Road. 

The Engineering Division also provided and maintained records of various utilities, street 
excavations, residential and industrial site development, street layouts and road maintenance. 

ENGINEERING DIVISION STATISTICS 



2005 



2006 



2007 



Storm Drain Design & Construction (ft.) 
Sewer Main Design & Construction (ft.) 
Sidewalk Design & Construction (ft.) 
Water Main Design & Construction (ft.) 
Streets Resurfaced (miles) 
Street Opening Permit Issued & Inspected 
Sewer Connections Reviewed for Board of Health 
Assessor Maps Updated 
Subdivision/Site Plans reviewed (plans/lots) 
Performance Bonds figured for Planning Board 
Drainage outfalls located, mapped & inspected 
Subdivision Construction Inspection/Tests: 

Water Mains (ft.) 

Sewer Mains (ft.) 

Drain Lines (ft.) 

Sidewalks (ft.) 

Roads Paved: Binder Coarse (ft.) 
Top Coarse (ft.) 
Streets reviewed for Town acceptance 
GIS Data Requests completed 
GIS Map Requests completed 
GIS Data layers maintained/edited 



595 


746 


-0- 


21,976 


1,124 


-0- 


1,220 


16,619 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 


4.5 


4.1 


6.8 


203 


209 


327 


242 


170 


125 


59 


55 


27 


12/58 


17/40 


17/35 


12 


14 


6 


97 


139 


309 


13,249 


8,080 


3,489 


7,829 


5,904 


1,560 


3,234 


2,862 


2,998 


1,389 


1,426 


7,730 


7,524 


5,785 


3,001 


2,328 


2,113 


5,272 


7 


5 


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18 
20 
19 



HIGHWAY DIVISION 

The Highway Division is responsible for road maintenance, including rebuilding and 
resurfacing of approximately 200 miles of existing roads. During the fall, spring and summer 
months, two sweepers are continuously kept busy cleaning winter sand off all streets and 
cleaning road construction areas. A few days per week the sweepers start work at 5 a.m. to take 



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advantage of low traffic and parking conditions especially in business areas. The Highway 
Division is responsible for the maintenance of the Town's sidewalk infrastructure. The Division 
also assists the Engineering Division in inspecting new roads prior to acceptance as public ways. 
The Division is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of all storm water culverts and 
drainage systems including catch basin and pipe cleaning as well as maintenance of water 
courses on public property impaired by beaver dams. The Highway Division is the lead agency 
responsible for snow and ice removal and flood control measures; other Town divisions assist in 
these operations. 

HIGHWAY DIVISION STATISTICS 



2005 



2006 



2007 



Number of streets resurfaced 

Total number of miles of road resurfaced 

Total number of feet of curbs constructed 

Catch basins cleaned 

Storm drains/culverts cleaned 

Catch basins repaired 

Storm drains repaired 

Snow storms 

Sanding events 

Signs repaired/installed 

Masonry wall repairs 



12 


10 


28 


4.8 


4 


6.9 


8,000 


4,000 


6250 


1134 


264 


670 


212 


240 


256 


106 


90 


92 


10 


12 


21 


13 


5 


4 


63 


41 


19 


356 


365 


338 


12 





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WATER TREATMENT PLANT 

During 2007, the treatment plant processed more than 2.6 billion gallons of water - a 
daily average of 7.1 million gallons - to produce over 2.3 billion gallons of finish water 
delivered to the distribution system. To augment available water supplies, 1.87 billion gallons 
were diverted from the Merrimack River to Haggetts Pond through the Fish Brook pump station. 
The Fish Brook station was online for a total of 222 days over the course of the year. 

Weekly, monthly and quarterly sampling was completed as well as QA/QC testing 
required to maintain full certification of the Laboratory for the analysis of potable and non- 
potable water. Four hundred twenty-five samples were processed by the laboratory for 
neighboring towns, over two dozen resident-requested samples were analyzed and more than 
sixty stormwater samples were processed. During the year's four compliance periods, volatile 
organic compounds, secondary contaminants, disinfection byproducts and perchlorate levels 
were monitored in the finished water. Annual testing for bromate, nitrate and nitrite in the 
finished water and Abbott Well was completed, and supplementary testing of the raw and 
finished water for synthetic organic compounds was also done. Triennial lead and copper 
testing, as required by MA DEP, was also completed for thirty residences and two schools. All 
results were found to be in compliance with EPA/MADEP standards and regulations. Weekly 
monitoring for coliform bacteria was conducted at the plant, throughout the distribution system 
and at Abbott Well. There were no violations of the Total Coliform Rule in 2007 and regular 



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monitoring for Giardia, Cryptosporidium and enteric viruses suggests 99.9% removal of these 
organisms during the treatment process. Andover's Initial Distribution System Evaluation and 
Stage 2 Long Term Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule monitoring plan were also 
completed in 2007, in compliance with recently promulgated EPA regulations. 

All operators maintained current licensing, including five operators holding 4C licenses, 
three holding 4T licenses and two holding 3D licenses. A comprehensive safety walk-through 
was completed to assess and upgrade existing safety measures as appropriate. Work continued 
on the WTP Emergency Response Plan in an effort to improve and update all information, 
including schematics and maps of pertinent valve locations throughout the distribution system. 

WTP staff also held seats on the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) 
Disinfection Committee and Residuals Committee, as well as contributed to classes offered by 
NEWWA/MWWA on various pertinent topics. WTP staff also collaborated with the 
Greenscapes North Shore Initiative to bring the Greenscapes Program to Andover in fulfillment 
of Water Management Act and Stormwater Management requirements. 

WATER TREATMENT & DISTRIBUTION STATISTICS 



2005 



2006 



2007 



Hydrants Repaired 

Hydrants Replaced 

Hydrants Inspected & Serviced 

Hydrants Flushed 

Water Main Breaks Repaired 

House Service Leaks Repaired 

House Services Renewed 

New Water Meter Accounts/Installations 

Old Water Meters Replaced 

Water Meters bench checked 

Water Shut Offs/Turn On 

60 Gate Boxes Adjusted 

Gallons of water treated (in millions) 

Average daily gallons pumped (in million gal.) 
Maximum day (in million gallons) 



137 


163 


191 


27 


23 


17 


231 


257 


295 


152 


193 


295 


15 


17 


22 


7 


14 


9 


34 


22 


20 


105 


76 


126 


130 


213 


238 


23 


12 


10 


106 


115 


113 


60 


65 


52 


2,458 


2264 


2607 


6.72 


6.2 


7.1 


14.296 


12.038 


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SEWER DIVISION 

The Sewer Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of thirteen (13) 
wastewater pumping stations and the entire system of sanitary sewers. The sewerage system 
includes 140 miles of sanitary sewers and 6,100 connections. The raw sewage discharge from 
the Shawsheen Village Pumping Station is transported by means of a force main through the City 
of Lawrence to the Greater Lawrence Sanitary District's Regional Treatment Plant in North 
Andover for treatment. 



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SEWER DIVISION STATISTICS 



2005 



2006 



2007 



Sewer Main Blocks Cleared 



35 



27 



17 



Sewer Main Rodded - Regular Maintenance 
Sewer Mains Repaired/Replaced 



60 

2 



73 

5 



96 

4 



SOLID WASTE / RECYCLING DIVISION 

Andover has its refuse transported and processed at the Regional Waste-to-Energy Plant, 
Wheelabrator, located in North Andover, where the refuse is incinerated to generate electricity. 
The Solid Waste Division oversees the mandatory curbside recycling program for 
newspapers/magazines, junk mail, office paper, cardboard, telephone books, paperboard, steel/tin 
metal containers, glass, #1 thru #7 plastics and aluminum containers. The Town negotiated to 
earn a paper credit when the New England index ("Yellow Sheet") price for news #6 is above 
$30/ton. We earned a total credit of $50,092 last year. The Town also maintains a leaf and grass 
clippings compost site on the High Plain Road, near Bald Hill. The Town screens and grinds the 
material annually with the compost being available to Town residents. 

SOLID WASTE / RECYCLING DIVISION STATISTICS 



Tons of residential refuse collected 

Tons of mixed residential paper 

Tons of corrugated containers 

Tons of glass recycled 

Tons of steel/tin containers recycled 

Tons of #1 thru #7 plastics 

Tons of aluminum materials 

Tons of leaves & grass clipping composted 



2005 



7,000 



2006 



6,800 



2007 



2,786 


11,932 


10954 


2,563 


2,966 


2581 


356 


297 


287 


645 


728 


737 


38 


43 


43 


38 


43 


43 


38 


43 


43 



6900 



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DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICES 

The Division of Community Services provides the residents of Andover a myriad of 
social, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities embracing diversity and accessibility 
for all. Community Services strives to rate the pulse of the community and incorporate ideas into 
valued programs for its citizens now and in the future. 



Community Services is the Town's Recreation Division providing social, educational, 
cultural and recreational opportunities to Andover residents of all ages. Daytime, evening, 
special events, workshops and public performances are offered throughout the year. A full-time 
office staff of five, hundreds of part-time adult and student employees, vendors and volunteers 
provide over 600 programs, events, and trips to most of our residents. 

In addition to traditional recreational programs of leagues, fitness programs and 
children's activities, DCS also sponsors special Town-wide events, a concert series, online 
courses and themed dances throughout the year at the Old Town Hall. DCS partners with 
countless Town organizations encouraging healthy lifestyles for all. The division's latest 
improvement was the addition of a new full-time staff person who focuses on the Town's tot 
population. With new programs offered to this age group, DCS is able to reach out to a new 
market while introducing young families to all of their programs. The scheduling of Recreation 
Park was returned to the Division this year. A renewed interest in bringing back the park to its 
former condition remains a challenge in these tough budget times. During the year, the 
bathrooms were updated, landscaping was completed along trail development and both the club 
house and shelter had cosmetic work done to improve the aesthetics of this natural area. 



DCS PROGRAM STATISTICS; 

FALL PARTICIPATION 

Fall Classes - Youth ages 2-18 842 

Adults 367 

Holly Balls 266 

Special Events/Trip 382 

Kickin' Kids Soccer League 147 

Total Fall Participation 2,004 

WINTER PARTICIPATION 

Winter Classes - Youth ages 2-18 1 ,842 

Adults . 532 

Bradford Ski - Grades 3-8 1 79 



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WINTER PARTICIPATION (Cont.) 

Kid's Basketball League - Grades 1-3 158 

Bob French League - Grades 4-8 540 

L'il Hoopsters- Ages 4 - 6 60 

Sandlot T-ball - Ages 4-6 140 

Ballroom Dance & Mother Son Spring Fling 166 

Special Events/Trips 447 

Total Winter Participation 4,064 



SUMMER PARTICIPATION 

Summer Classes - Youth ages 2-18 1 ,776 

Adults 160 

Special School-Age Children's Programs: 

All-Day Discovery - Grades K - 5 1 ,750 

Summer Theatre - Grades 2-10 1 60 

Drop-in Playground - Grades K - 5 12,485 

Drop-in Field Trips - Grades K - 5 457 

Special Pre-School Age Children's Programs: 

HalfPints-Ages4-6 1,480 

Park Events - Ages 1 - 6 620 

Pomps Pond: 

Stickers 450 

Daily Attendance 50+/cars 

Average number of people per day 200/day 

Concerts: 

The Park/Fourth of July Festivities - All ages 1 5,0 1 

Special Events: 

Trips & Events - All ages 212 

Co-Ed Adult Softball League - Adults 600 

Total Summer Participation 45,910 



TOTAL YEAR-LONG PARTICIPATION 5 1 ,978+ 



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DCS STATISTICS 



RECREATION SERVICES REVOLVING 
FUND REVENUES & EXPENDITURES 



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$400,000 
$350,000 
$300,000 
$250,000 
$200,000 
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12,000 

11,000 

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8,000 

7,000 

6,000 

5,000 

4,000 

3,000 

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$240,000 

$220,000 

$200,000 

$180,000 

$160,000 

$140,000 

$120,000 

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DIVISION OF ELDER SERVICES 

The mission of the Division of Elder Services is to identify, develop, implement and 
advocate for programs and services designed to enhance the quality of life and independence of 
elders in the community, and to provide a focal point in the community (Senior Center) where 
these programs and services can be easily accessed by elders and their families. 

THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF RESIDENTS OF "SENIOR" STATUS 

As the number of Andover residents presently or soon to be 60+ steadily increases, the 
Senior Center faces the challenge of identifying resources for an increasingly diverse elder 
population. How prepared are we to meet the various needs of a population whose ages range 
from 60 to 100+? What resources will be needed to support our oldest seniors living 
independently in the com-munity? Will we, as a community, be ready as more residents seek 
assistance, either for themselves or for family members? Elder Services will continue to create 
and provide specialized programs and services in fulfillment of its mission as laid out by the 
Council on Aging, following the charge of the Town Meeting of March 12, 1966: 

> Identify the total needs of the community's elderly population; 

> Educate the community and enlist support and participation of all citizens about these needs; 

> Design, promote or implement services to fill these needs, or coordinate existing services in 
the community; 

> Promote and support any other programs which are designed to assist elderly in the 
community; and 

> Enlist and develop capable volunteers and professional leadership for the purposes stated in 
this Article (35). 

To accomplish these goals, programs are designed to promote good health and nutrition, 
access to services and community life, financial and personal independence and to combat 
isolation. We continue to develop creative Intergenerational programs serving both seniors and 
young people from pre-school to college age. An emphasis on Health, Wellness & Nutrition 
programs provides a variety of opportunities to maintain, enhance and improve health. 
Continuing goals and objectives focus on improving social services, educational and recreational 
programs, intergenerational and volunteer opportunities and expanding outreach in the 
community. 

CHALLENGES 

Increased costs and decreases in funding are compounded by an increased need for 
services. As we struggle to maintain core services with fewer resources, we have increased 
efforts to off-set related costs. Advocacy at the State and Federal levels, grant writing and 
outside fund-raising are increasingly important. We are especially grateful to "The Friends of the 
Andover Senior Center" as well as the Andover Home for Aged People for their support. Fees 
for services cover most program costs and are supplemented by coordinating programs with 
other agencies. Programs have been developed cooperatively with the Andover/North Andover 
YMCA, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and University of Massachusetts Lowell in an 
effort to provide access to a variety of programs and services that would otherwise be limited by 



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both space and economic constraints. Offsite programming creates additional challenges. 
Seniors interested in participating in programs scheduled off-site often limit their participation to 
one event a day so they don't have to travel between the Senior Center and another site. Others 
are unable to participate in events not scheduled at the Senior Center as accessibility to off-site 
locations is limited by the lack of affordable and accessible transportation services. 

INCREASED NEED 

Requests for services tend to increase in difficult economic times. Direct services, 
including Medical Transportation, Friendly Visitors, Senior Connections and Meals on Wheels, 
have all seen increases. There has also been a dramatic increase in requests for general infor- 
mation from both seniors themselves as well as their family members. We have expanded our 
outreach efforts to provide information on a variety of resources as well as energy conservation. 
The need for the supportive services provided by the Geriatric Nurse Specialist to meet increased 
mental health needs of the elder population for seniors has nearly doubled in the past two years. 
Those aged 85+ are the fastest growing group receiving services. We expect these trends to 
continue as people are living longer and remain in the community rather than seek long-term 
care. As we have seen at both the federal and local level with fewer service options, the negative 
affects of the economy continue to impact the elderly population first, and often, most severely. 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

A suspended wooden floor was installed to replace the concrete floor where exercise 

classes are held. 

The patio adjacent to the cafeteria was completed which has expanded our space and 

provides easy access to the outdoors. 

Meals-on- Wheels served a daily average of 75-85 meals weekdays with over 100 new 

clients throughout the year. 

Residents ages 85+ are now the largest group requesting information and services - up 

from ages 75 - 84. 

BoomerVenture, a program designed by and for Andover s "boomers", has been a great 

success. 

Received a MAP (Mobility Assistance Program) grant to cover 80% of the cost of a 12- 

passenger van. 

The TRIAD Program has been active collecting old cell phones which are then 

distributed for emergency 911 calls or recycled to generate income. The Program has 

also been working with the Boy Scouts on the "Is Your Number Up?" campaign to 

ensure that all homes have their street number posted and is easily visible from the street 

to ensure timely emergency services. 

Collaborated with the University of Massachusetts Lowell on the "Smart Pill" research 

project and with the Hebrew Senior Life on a nutrition research project. 

Andover Chroniclers, a/k/a the Cable Group which provides "There's Something About 

Andover" - a monthly show on the Town's Cable Channel 8, received the 2007 Cultural 

& International Perspectives Award" from the Alliance for Community Media for their 

documentary on "Our Immigrant Heritage". 



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ELDER SERVICES STATISTICS 



ELDER SERVICES REVOLVING FUND 
REVENUES & EXPENDITURES 



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80,000 
70,000 
60,000 
50,000 
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$550,000 
$500,000 
$450,000 
$400,000 
$350,000 
$300,000 
$250,000 
$200,000 



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$120,000 
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DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES 

The A YS aims to provide young people useful experiences to promote healthy growth and 
development. It is our goal to build a network of affordable, accessible, safe, and challenging 
youth programs that appeal and respond to the diverse interests of young adolescents and their 
families. 



Andover Youth Services (AYS) was established to address the need for an increase in 
recreational, educational, social and support programs for the middle school and high school 
populations within the community. AYS supplies the youth of Andover with programs, services 
and activities throughout the year. AYS provides a direct link that connects youth to their 
community. Andover' s young people face many challenges and it is our mission to develop and 
maintain a program that has the ability to be flexible and encourages all youth to use their 
creativity and spontaneity in positive ways. 

The support piece of AYS has continued to flourish with an increase in the community 
service program, the after school adventure-based program, drop in and flexible office hours, 
court-related services, volunteer and intern opportunities, hospital visits, referrals, college and 
employment, recommendations, fundraising for youth programs, crisis intervention, outreach, 24 
hour emergency response, parent support and education, discussion groups and specialized in- 
school groups. 

AYS events provide a community venue for young people to expose their creative talents. 
The 7 th annual Keep It Wild Fashion Show, Shakespeare in the Park and numerous concerts and 
dances attracted thousands of youth and presented unique entertainment opportunities for the 
Town of Andover. 

It is essential to connect with other people, groups and systems already working with 
young people. AYS is dedicated to establishing a community-wide network of supportive 
services for young people. AYS works directly with the following organizations, creating and 
implementing policy, action items, fundraising and advocacy for youth. Each of the following 
groups concentrates on developing programs, services and outreach to those young people who 
are not connected positively to the community: Andover Youth Council, Andover Youth 
Foundation, Inc., Friends of Andover Youth, Andover Community Advocates for Resources, 
Education and Support (CARES), Gender Equity Committee and AMC Youth Opportunities 
Program (YOP). 

AYS receives ideas and concepts directly from the young people themselves and then 
takes these ideas and empowers the youth to make them happen. By interacting alongside young 
people, whether it is handing out flyers or creating plans for a new youth center, the programs 
the Youth Services creates and implements are immediate reflections of what the youth want and 
need. By staying true to its philosophy, AYS will continue to provide a diverse range of 
activities, events, groups, and programs for all young people of Andover in the new millennium. 



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AYS PROGRAMS 

- The Andover Youth Services Summer Program - The Power of One - May to August 

The summer of 2007 brought a series of fun and challenging activities to the young people of 
Andover. Over a thousand young people received a chance to express themselves and share 
their experiences in a positive, supporting environment. The essence of our summer program 
was within the 8 weeks of our summer experience entitled, Power of One. The program 
offered 72 trips, adventures, and services that attracted the interest of middle school students. 
The program encouraged young people to participate and experience activities that were new, 
diverse and challenging. The outdoor adventures we offer (for example: rock climbing, 
backpacking, and kayaking) provide opportunities to teach about the value of natural 
resources in an exciting and fun manner. 

~ Ultimate Frisbee - Year round 

Young people indicated that they wanted Ultimate Frisbee and the AYS began the first 
middle school team in 2003. Based upon the success of the High School Ultimate Frisbee 
teams, the middle school boys and girls learned the multiple throws, offense and defense 
strategies, and other skills in this fast-paced sport. The team competed in a huge tournament 
in Amherst, MA and a couple of games against neighboring communities. 

~ Field Hockey - Summer - Fall 

The AYS continued to expand a middle school girls field hockey team that competed against 
neighboring towns and brought high school students into a mentoring role by providing 
instruction on stick-handling, passing and other elements of the game. 

~ Volley bal - Winter 

The AYS continued its middle school volleyball league where students learned the necessary 
skills of passing, setting, serving, and hitting from high school mentors and coaches. Each of 
the three middle schools entered a separate boys and girls team for the end of the season 
tournament. 

~ Basketball - Open Gym - Year round 

In the AYS tradition of taking new ideas and generating them into programs, a street hockey 
program, Open Gym and AYS High School Summer Basketball League became instant 
successes. Open gym provided a similar pick up atmosphere for high school basketball 
players. The AYS Summer Basketball League was designed and developed by high school 
senior, Jake Minton, and brought over a hundred players and spectators down to the AHS 
Field House for biweekly games and a season-ending tournament. The programs will 
continue next summer and some beyond the summer months due to their success. 

~ Andover Snowboard Club - December to April 

The Andover Snowboard Club is a group of skiers and riders who share the love for the snow 
and travel to Sugarbush, Mt. Snow, Loon, Sunday River, Stratton for the US Open and more 
for some stellar outdoor recreation. The ASC ventures north monthly and also collaborates 
with the Phillips Academy Snowboard Club. 



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~ Lacrosse - Year round 

Since 1997, AYS has continued to expand Andover's lacrosse program. The youth league 
experienced overwhelming increase in enrollment and additional youth teams were added for 
both girls and boys. AYS implemented several summer lacrosse programs due to the 
overwhelming demand for year-round lacrosse programs. They produced successful 
beginners programs for youths ages 8-10 and pick up leagues for middle school boys and 
girls who wanted to improve upon their skills or learn the sport for the first time. Lacrosse 
has been a year-round effort offering clinics, introductory sessions, and pick up sessions. 
AYS will continue to support this growing program by sustaining year-round fundraising 
efforts, recruiting coaches and volunteers. 

~ Afterschool Programs - September to June 

Flag football. Field Hockey, Learn to Snowboard, Street Hockey, Rock Climbing, spring 
open gym, Ultimate frisbee, Rugby, Middle school Intramurals, Track program, volleyball 
program, Outing Club, Bowling Club, etc. 

~ Vacation Day Programs - September to June 

Developed a variety of program opportunities during holidays and vacation days for middle 
school and high school students. 

SUPPORT SERVICES - Year round 

~ Community Service - The willingness of young people to serve their community was 
demonstrated thoroughly over the course of the community service days. The young people 
enthusiastically helped community trails by dragging huge logs and boards to build a bog 
bridge, clearing brush and dead trees to create a new trail, and hacking through brush to 
reclaim an overgrown trail. On another service day we helped out at the Franciscan Center, 
clearing brush and restoring a peace garden. The energy of the youth was focused in a 
manner that verified that young people can make a visible difference in their community. 

~ Venture Out Program - offers a variety of challenging activities for young men and women. 
We create a powerful group by forming trust and building strong friendships/ relationships. 
The young people are challenged mentally, physically, and socially. By participating in this 
group, the youth will develop vital self-confidence that will carry into every aspect of their 
lives and community. 

~ Drop in and flexible office hours 

~ Court-related services 

~ Volunteer and intern opportunities 

~ Hospital visits 

~ Referrals 

~ Employment network 

~ College and Employment Recommendations 



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~ Fundraising for youth programs 

~ Crisis intervention 

~ Outreach 

~ 24-Hour emergency response 

~ Parent support and education 

~ Discussion groups 

~ Specialized in-school groups 

~ Transportation 

EVENTS 

~ Keep It Wild Fashion Show - December to June 

The 7 th annual Keep It Wild Fashion Show provided 20 designers and over 50 models a 
venue to expose their creative talents. Student designers sewed outfits and recruited models 
who would showcase their work. The magnitude of the show required that the AHS Field 
House be transformed into an atmosphere of style and fashion with pulsing music and a 100 
foot runway. 500 people turned out to this unique June event. 

~ Other Events 

Shakespeare in The Park 
Making Connections 
Check it Out - Police Forum 
Service Club annual event 

~ Concerts/Shows - year round 

The AYS collaborates with a variety of young people who are interested in putting on 
concerts, dances, and special shows. Each show has its own particulars and on average we 
produce one to two shows per month. Examples in 2007; Dances, Java Jam, Hypnotude, 
several OTH shows, etc. 

ANDOVER COMMUNITY SKATE PARK - May to December 

~ The Andover Community Skate Park is a positive and safe environment open to all ages and 
abilities, which promotes and encourages individual expression, and learning. The park 
provides a positive atmosphere centered around respect for others and most importantly, fun. 

~ The Andover Community Skate Park continued to play an influential role at the AYS. Aside 
from normal hours of operation, many young people had the opportunity to participate in 
skateboarding lessons and clinics. High school mentors instructed youth on the various 
skateboarding tricks and ramp riding techniques. The ACSP hosted two professional 
skateboard demonstrations over the summer months bringing in some 400 spectators each 
demo. Skateboard competitions allowed local youth to showcase their honed skills and win 



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some prizes at the same time. The Andover Community Skate Park remains an extremely 
positive asset to the community. 

NETWORKING AND ADVOCACY - Year round 

It is essential to connect with other people, groups, and systems already working with 
young people. AYS is dedicated establishing a community- wide network of supportive services 
for young people. They work directly with organizations, creating and implementing policy, 
action items, fundraising and advocacy for youth. Each of the following groups concentrates on 
developing programs, services and outreach to those young people who are not connected 
positively to the Andover community. 

~ Andover Youth Council 

AYS operates directly with the Andover Youth Council. The council is comprised of 
thirteen high school students and three adult members chosen from the community at large. 
The mission of the Youth Council is to advocate for all youth and bring more services 
pertaining to issues relevant to their lives. The goal is to empower young people in the 
community by getting them involved with community organizations, schools and local 
government in order to create opportunities for youth. The council has become an official 
part of the Town structure and their office is located within the Town Offices. 

~ Andover Youth Foundation, Inc. 

A non-profit corporation organized to undertake the construction of a youth center. 

~ Andover Community Advocates for Resources, Education, and Support (CARES) 

Andover CARES is dedicated to supporting life affirming choices, fostering resiliency, and 
increasing a sense of belonging in the community of Andover. 

~ AMC Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) 

The Appalachian Mountain Club Youth Opportunities Program helps youth workers and 
youth-serving agencies offer educational and recreational outdoor opportunities for their 
youth. The AMC encourages the involvement of all people in its mission and activities and 
their goal is to be a community which is comfortable, inviting, and accessible for people of 
any age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. 

~ Outward Bound, Girls Coalition, West Middle School PAC 

ADMINISTRATION 

~ Hiring, supervising, and training seasonal, part-time staff and volunteers. 



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VETERANS SERVICES 

The mission of the Veterans Services Office is to do whatever is necessary to provide 
Andover veterans with benefits, entitlements and services whether they be medical, administrative, 
financial or quality of life. 



The Veterans Services Office provides or coordinates all state and federal financial, medical 
and administrative benefits to Andover' s 3,000 veterans and their families. In 2007, the Office 
responded to inquiries or requests from local veterans and provided direct financial assistance for 
fuel, food, housing, burials and medical needs to several dozen Andover families. The Town 
annually receives reimbursement from the Commonwealth for 75% of the funds provided to local 
veterans under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 115. Additionally this office was active in the 
local coordination of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Afghanistan/Iraq bonus program which 
pays service members deployed to combat zones a $1,000 bonus and those called to active duty 
outside combat zones $500. 

Obtaining Federal benefits for local veterans is also a priority in the office to include service 
connected disability claim processing. Andover residents receive approximately $2,780,000 in tax- 
free Federal veterans' benefit dollars annually - mostly through service connected disabilities and 
widows' pensions. 

The office also planned and coordinated the patriotic ceremonies in observance of Veterans 
Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, the anniversary of September 1 1 th and placed over 6,800 flags on the 
graves of veterans buried in Andover. Band concerts and other civic activities during the year were 
also handled by the Veterans Services Office. Formal ceremonies were held on Memorial Day, Flag 
Day, July 4 th , POW/MIA Day, Veterans Day and Pearl Harbor Day. 

In 2007, the Office continued its long-standing practice of mailing "care packages" to those 
Andover residents serving in combat areas. Packages were prepared and mailed at no expense 
to the taxpayers due to the generosity of Town employees and local citizens. 

The Director of Veterans Services also serves as the Town's Graves Registration and Burial 
Officer. Fifty-seven Andover veterans died during 2007. Several of these veterans fought in more 
than one war. 

Highlights of 2007 included the retirement of John Doherty who served nearly 1 years as the 
Director of Veteran Services and the welcoming of Michael Burke as the new Director in May 2007. 



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ANDOVER VETERANS DEATHS - 2007 





Name 


Branch 


Service Era 


1 


Dauber, Kenneth L. 


Navy 


Korea 


2 


Winters, Phillip A. 


Navy, Army 


WWII 


3 


Fredella, Anthony M. 


Army 


Korea 


4 


Yaghmoorian, Malcolm 


Army 


WWII 


5 


Dewhurst, Roland H. 


Navy 


WWII 


6 


Issenberg, Milton 


Army Air Force, POW 


WWII 


7 


Moore, Fredrick 


Marine Corps 


WWII 


8 


Wiehe, Roger E. 


Army 


WWII 


9 


Zervas, Louis J. 


Navy 


WWII 


10 


Stephens, Garry 


Navy 


Korea 


11 


Miller, Adair 


Army Air Force 


WWII 


12 


McKay, Norman 


Royal Air Force 


WWII 


13 


Bryant, Ruth A. 


Army 


WWII 


14 


Conroy, James 


Navy 


Korea 


15 


Gray, Milton 0. 


Army 


WWII 


16 


Shea, Mary M. 


Navy 


WWII 


17 


Burnham, Margaret 


Navy 


WWII 


18 


Brown, Edwin R. 


Army 


WWII 


19 


McBride, Francis J. 


Army 


Vietnam 


20 


Hatfield, Harley F. 


Army 


WWII 


21 


Broderick, William 


Coast Guard 


WWII 


22 


Smalley, Richard 


Air Force 


Vietnam 


23 


Clegg, Raymond 


Navy 


WWII 


24 


Benson, William C. 


Army 


WWII 


25 


Belanger, Wilfred 


Navy 


WWII 


26 


Donaldson, Ronald 


Army 


Korea 


27 


Vannett, Andrew G. 


Air Force 


Korea 


28 


Campbell, Donald P. 


Army 


WWII 


29 


Bergan, Jr., William A. 


Army - 


Vietnam 



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30 


Flores, Gladys (Monro) 


Navy 


WWII 


31 


Burke, Patrick W. 


Navy 


WWII, Korea 


32 


Smith, James H. 


Navy 


WWII 


33 


Kirchhof Victor 


Army 


WWII 


34 


Keating, John H. 


Navy 


WWII, Korea 


35 


Albee, Edward L. 


Navy 


WWII 


36 


Millikin, Dudley L. 


Marine Corps 


Korea 


37 


Perlberg, Ralph H. 


Army 


Korea 


38 


Hinman, Robert W. 


Army 


WWII 


39 


Guthrie, Michael 


Army 


Vietnam 


40 


Hoffman, William 


Army 


Persian Gulf 


41 


Aznoian, Nicholas 


Air Force 


Cold War 


42 


Collins, Raymond 


Army 


WWII 


43 


King, William 


Navy 


WWII 


44 


Bent, George F 


Army 


WWII 


45 


Cammett, Robert P. 


Navy 


WWII 


46 


Liponis, Charles 


Army 


Korea 


47 


Condon, Richard H. 


Army 


WWII 


48 


Spinney, Donald A. 


Marines 


WWII 


49 


Giata, Nicholas V 


Army 


WWII 


50 


Fuller, Robert N. Jr. 


Army 


Korea 


51 


McMahon, Mildred M. 


Marines 


WWII 


52 


Gorzela, Maryann T. 


Marines 


WWII 


53 


Provasoli, John 


Coast Guard 


WWII 


54 


Chakarian, Louis 


NAVY 


WWII 


55 


DeFusco, Arthur J. 


Army 


WWII 


56 


Hinckley, Reichard E. 


Army 


Vietnam 


57 


Sartory, John J. 


Navy 


WWII 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

2007 

ANDOVER SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

The mission of the Andover Public Schools, in partnership with the community, is to provide 
students with the knowledge, skill, and qualities required to be successful in a diverse society. 

State of the Schools 

During the 2007 calendar year the School Department was able to address important academic 
areas, due in part to funding secured through gifts and donations from private organizations and 
by the Grants Coordinator. ' This additional revenue was not sufficient; however, to avoid putting 
on hold the second year of the Building and Advancing plan, due to the need to close the large 
Town budget gap. 

During the two previous school years (2005-06 and 2006-07) the School Department had been 
able to restore positions lost in 2003-04. The restorations included: 



Elementary Schools 


Middle Schools 


Andover High School 


• health teachers 


• health teacher 


• social studies teacher 


• 5 th grade PE teachers 


• music teachers 


• music teacher 


• 3 rd Grade instrumental music 


• guidance counselor 


• social worker 


• nurse, counselor time, and 




• assistant track coaches 


reading specialists 




• stipends for school clubs 



We made trade-offs to address the need to prepare our students for the global workplace. Some 
examples: 1) we introduced Mandarin Chinese and did not add Spanish or French sections, 2) 
we hired a Middle School engineering teacher and did not replace a music teacher, 3) we hired 
an assistant principal to address the growing high school population and not bring back program 
advisors. These choices were difficult, because the need for those lost positions and services has 
not gone away. 

Many positions lost in 2003 still have not been restored. Some of these are: dance teacher, 3 
program advisors, 2 custodians at the High School; 2 foreign language, 1 music, 2 technology 
and 1 integrated arts teachers and 1 guidance counselor at the middle schools; and 2 assistant 
principals, 5 PE and 1 music teachers, part time librarian, and 3 custodians at the elementary 
schools. We have not replaced the Adaptive PE program. Supply budgets are not restored to the 
FY2002 level, and over 50 stipends that provided support in the core curriculum to students and 
teachers remain un-restored. 



Grant Money to date: Teaching American History for $998,000 (27% going directly to Andover) over three 3 
years, Reading Recovery grant of $24,546; Extended Learning grant (feasibility study) for $1 1,000; and STEM 
Pipeline Fund grant of 399,974 (41% going directly to Andover). Other grants are pending. 
2 We have added sections in all subjects over the last 10 years, because our high school has gown by over 350 
students in the last 10 years (from 1,414 students in 1997 to 1,757 in 2007. 



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As SPED and utility costs increased, and state aid declined, we made the necessary decision to 
focus on preserving our core curricular and athletic programs and maintaining class size in 
accordance with the School Committee Policy at our elementary schools. With this strategy, we 
have enabled our students to excel in their academic work and in athletics. Much credit goes to 
the teachers, administrators and parents. As a result we have received prestigious awards and 
recognition: 

The Seimens Foundation, which annually recognizes the top Advanced Placement math 
and science students, teachers and schools in the nation, honored Andover High School 
as the top Massachusetts AP program in 2007-08 

Eighty-three of our students who took the advanced placement exams were identified as 
AP Scholars, a distinction given to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or 
more advanced placement exams. 

5 semi-finalists AHS students qualified for the National Merit Scholarship Program, as 
well as 25 students who were "Commended" for their performance. 
96.4% of AHS students pursued a post secondary education with 87.1% going on to four- 
year colleges and universities. 

The March 2008 issue of Boston Magazine recognized the Andover School District as 
"the best value," noting that 72% of our 10 l grade students scored in the advanced 
category on the math MCAS, 30 points higher than the state average. 
In 2007 1 00% of the 9 th grade students passed the first MCAS physics test, ranking us 
first in the state along with some other schools. 

The Boston Globe recognized the outstanding performance of our students on MCAS at 
several grade levels, with scores in the top 5 - 10% in the State. 

AHS earned the Ernest Dalton Memorial Award presented by the Boston Globe for 
overall excellence in high school athletics for division 1 schools (2005-06 and 2006-07); 
and we placed second in 2007-08. 

This year we won state championships in Girls Swimming (9 l straight) and Track; girls' 
basketball and boys' ice hockey teams were state finalists; and wrestling was reinstated 
as a junior varsity sport. Over seventeen hundred roster spots were filled as students 
maximize participation in the athletic program. 

Enrollment 

Enrollment in our six elementary schools showed modest growth over the last year with 2,885 
students in October 1, 2007, compared to 2,802 students in 2006. The middle schools had a small 
increase, all of which was at West Middle (15 students). There was a small enrollment downturn 
at the high school, going from 1,757 students in 2006 to 1,739 in 2007. However, the enrollment 
still remains well above the 1,404 population in 1997, which means the high school continues to 
experience overcrowding. Districtwide the enrollment increased by 79 students, which means 



Andover West Middle School was ranked second in the state for Grade 8 ELA scores. Doherty Middle School was 
ranked first in the state in Grade 7 in ELA scores and fourth in the state in Grade 8 ELA scores. At the elementary 
level, Grade 5 ELA: one elementary school was ranked 36 th out of 996 schools in Massachusetts, Grade 4 ELA: two 
elementary schools were ranked 19 th and 27 th , Grade 5 Math: three elementary schools were ranked 8 th , 25 th , and 31 st 
out of 929 schools in Massachusetts, Grade 4 Math: two elementary schools were ranked 20 th and 36 th , Grade 5 
Science: two of schools were ranked 31 st . 



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our district continues to grow, even as many towns and cities are losing students due to migration 
out of the state. 

School Facilities 

Since 2005 the School Department has been concerned about the physical condition and 
enrollment capacities of our school facilities. At Bancroft there are structural building concerns, 
and Shawsheen, South, West Elementary and the high school need additional space, especially 
for special needs services. In fall 2005 the school department commissioned the New England 
School Development Council (NESDEC) to do a space needs evaluation and an enrollment 
projection study. That work resulted in the establishment by the School Committee and the 
Board of Selectmen of a School Facilities Task Force to analyze reports by both NESDEC and 
the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA). Chaired by Mark Johnson, the Task 
Force 4 produced an initial report to the School Committee and Selectmen in spring 2007, and 
based on that report and supported by the two boards, drafted three Statements of Interest (SOI) 
to MSBA to request financial support from the State for three schools: Bancroft, Shawsheen and 
the High School. In summer and fall 2007 MSBA teams visited all Andover schools. During that 
period, MSBA requested that we prioritize our needs and select the one school that we believed 
was most in need of state aid. Given the structural and space needs, the obsolete open-space 
concept, and the high cost of on-going maintenance, there was unified agreement by the Task 
Force members and administration that Bancroft was the school most in need of attention. In fall 
and winter 2007 MSBA announced that Bancroft qualified for a feasibility study, a first step in 
the process to receive State support to renovate or replace a school building. In 2008 a School 
Building Committee will be appointed by the Town Manager, and Town Meeting will vote to 
provide funding for the Feasibility Study. 5 

School Committee 

The five elected members of the School Committee typically met twice monthly during 2007. 
Attorney Debra Silberstein and Mr. Richard Collins were re-elected in March, 2007. In April 
Dr. Tony James stepped down as Chair, replaced by Dr. Arthur Barber. Ms. Silberstein was 
elected secretary. During the summer 2007 the School Committee completed its evaluation of the 
Superintendent and approved the Goals and Objectives for the 2007-2008 school year. 

The School Committee held work sessions during the summer 2007 to discuss the 2008 budget, 
and continued collective bargaining with the Andover Education Association (AEA), a process 
which began in fall 2006. Both School and Town union representatives and administrators met 
several times with a consultant to review possible changes in the Town health plan in order to 
slow the escalating health insurance costs. The School Committee held meetings in the summer, 
fall and winter 2007 with the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee to review budget 



4 The Task Force was composed of parents and community representatives, Town and School administrators, and 2 
liaison members each from the School Committee, Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee. Members were: 
Mark Johnson, Diane Costagliola, Tom Deso, Alix Driscoll, Dennis Forgue, Ruth Galvin, with liaison members, 
Jon Stumpf and Mary O'Donoghue (Finance Committee, Art Barber and Tony James (School Committee), and 
Brian Major, and Ted Teichert (Board of Selectmen), Buzz Stapczynski, Claudia Bach, and Joe Piantedosi 

5 Reimbursement from the State for the Feasibility Study and any resulting construction for Andover schools would 
be approximately 41% with additional reimbursements possible in such areas as an excellent maintenance record 
(which we have) and incorporating "green" solutions into building plans. 

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assumptions and discuss health insurance costs. In February 2008 the School Committee and 
AEA reached a tentative agreement that included a new health plan. A sub-committee of the 
School Committee met regularly with Massachusetts Association of School Committee's Mike 
Gilbert to engage in a comprehensive policy review, and in the fall 2007 the School Committee 
voted to approve the substantially revamped Policy Book. 

School Administration 

The School Department's administrative team in 2007 underwent substantial change. In July 
2007 Ms. Patricia Barrett replaced Mr. Steve Jankauskas, as Principal of Sanborn Elementary 
School, Dr. Kathy Fink replaced Ms. Susan O'Brien, who retired as the Pupil Personnel 
Administrator, and Mr. Jankauskas replaced Mr. Michael Kistler, as a part time Out of District 
Coordinator. Mr. Bernard Turtle came out of retirement to replace Mr. Evan Katz, the Business 
Administrator, who resigned his position in the fall 2007. At the end of 2007 Dr. Denise Holmes 
announced her retirement, and Assistant Principal, Mr. Stephen Murray, was appointed her 
replacement in January 2008. With the resignation of Dr. Marcia O'Neil in the spring 2007 the 
School Committee voted to appoint Ms. Susan Nicholson Interim Assistant Superintendent in 
July 2007. Based on the recommendation of the Superintendent, the School Committee voted in 
January 2008 to appoint Ms. Nicholson the permanent Assistant Superintendent. Three 
additional principals will retire at the end of the 2007-08 academic year: Dr. Eileen Woods, 
Principal of South Schools, Mr. Charles Friel, Principal of West Elementary and Mr. Bruce 
Maki, Principal of Doherty Middle School. 

As one way to secure highly qualified administrators to replace those who retire, the Andover 
School Department has hosted since 2005 Salem State's The Institute for Leadership Education 
(T.I.L.E.) program, in partnership with other Merrimack Valley school districts. The first cohort 
of the T.I.L.E. program (which included four Andover teachers) will graduate with 
administrative licensure in spring 2008, and those graduates will then be qualified to assume an 
administrative assignment. In 2008 the second cohort began its studies with 8 Andover teachers 
enrolled. We continue to embark on aggressive recruitment and retention programs for both 
teachers and administrators, at a time when there are major shortages of both teachers and 
administrators, and to that end for three years have joined with 14 other districts in hosting the 
annual Merrimack Valley Recruitment Fair. The fourth fair was held in February 2008, attended 
by over 700 teachers and administrators. We also continue to expand our mentoring programs as 
a means of retaining our highly qualified teachers and administrators. 

Assistant Superintendent of Schools 

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development 

The focus of curriculum in 2007 continued to be on implementation of the Balanced Literacy 
Model and the Museum of Science's Engineering is Elementary Program. Additionally, the 
expansion of the Middle School Engineering/Technology Program into our second Middle 
School was accomplished, and plans are moving forward to include our third Middle School in 
September. The focus of instruction in 2007 continued to be on Differentiated Instruction at both 
the elementary and middle school levels. In particular, the Middle School Math Program has 
been closely monitored with several reports presented to the school committee on the short and 
long term goals of the math program. The work of the assistant superintendent, the principals, 



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teacher leaders, and the curriculum councils has continued to focus on program revisions, 
textbook adoptions, and instructional technology needs. 
Assessment 

Students in grades one through eleven participated in local assessments to evaluate their learning 
in mathematics, English/Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. The Massachusetts 
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) was administered to students in grades three 
through ten and the performance of Andover students was recognized in both the Boston Globe 
and Boston Magazine. Andover students performed exceedingly well in the several areas as 
noted above. In the college admission process, 430 students participated in the Scholastic 
Aptitude Test (SAT). In the area of Advanced Placement, a test which qualifies students who 
pass with a score of 3, 4, or 5 to receive college credit, 312 students took 538 exams and earned 
an average score of 3.91. The performance scale on advanced placement tests is 1-5 with 5 being 
the highest possible score. 
Professional Development 

District Professional Development focused on supporting the classroom teacher in the delivery of 
instruction as well as meeting state and federal training mandates. Day-long workshops were 
presented in the areas of math, social studies, and differentiated instruction. Additionally, 872 
school employees participated in 87 courses that were offered in the district. Some of the courses 
included the following: summer curriculum projects, mentor/mentee program, classroom 
management strategies, brain based research and strategies for reading, Chinese study group, 
short stories for middle school, teaching writing explicitly, tablet pc pilot, and teaching 6 traits of 
writing. Lastly, a training session was scheduled for staff who teach our English Language 
Learners. 

Business Office 

The responsibilities of the Business Office include managing financial operations and selected 
support services; developing the annual budget, managing the annual budget, processing 
payables and payroll, labor contract negotiation and compliance, purchasing, fee collection, 
financial reporting, development of the Capital Improvement Plan and grant management. The 
Business Office, which includes the Copy Center, works with the entire school system and many 
Town Departments. In addition to financial oversight, the Business Office is responsible for 
facilities management (in cooperation with the Plant and Facilities Department), student 
transportation, school and district emergency management, custodial services and food services. 

Human Resources Office 

2007 marked the continuation of long-term initiatives in automating human resource functions, 
developing strategies to address cost-effective recruitment, targeted training and development 
and wellness initiatives. The human resource office implemented a web-based substitute teacher 
program, AESOP, which allows not only for greater efficiencies in scheduling subs, but has 
automated the attendance record keeping function for the school department. Work on applicant 
tracking and the school website is in progress. Training in the areas of health and wellness for 
all employees continues as an on-going initiative. Another successful wellness fair was held in 
May for employees and members of their family. School senior custodians received an intensive 
program on management skills and tools. As always, we continue our focus on training staff in 
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Reports from the Schools 
Andover High School 

Foreign language 

The United States is gradually recognizing the importance of Foreign Language study. At AHS 
more students are taking multiple languages and more students are reaching the upper level 
language courses with enrollment in AP Spanish more than doubling in the last year. This year 
we have added the second year of Mandarin Chinese with the intention of adding the third year 
in the fall of '08. Mei Lynn, the Chinese teacher, has also offered beginning Chinese as an in- 
service course for teachers (and our Superintendent). French students are participating in an 
exchange program with Le Lycee Kleber in Strasbourg, France. Andover families hosted the 
French students in October, and eighteen AHS students, accompanied by Madame Olga 
Shaknovsky and Monsieur Peter Hall, will visit their French families in April. High School 
students visited fifth grade classes at the elementary schools to teach mini-lessons in Latin, 
French, Spanish, German and Chinese in order to get them excited about language study. 
Transportation was funded by a grant from the Andover Fund for Education. 

Mathematics Department 

The AHS Mathematics department implemented a new elective in Discrete Mathematics in 
2007-2008. We are also involved with a grant through the Educational Development Corporation 
(EDC) to design and pilot a course in Linear Algebra for high school students. These 
opportunities help to diversify our elective program and give students an additional opportunity 
to expand their mathematics knowledge. Based on our K-12 Curriculum Council work, on data 
analysis of MCAS results and internal assessment, the Mathematics Department continued to 
revise its curriculum, course offerings, and instructional practices. Also, due to our partnership 
with the University of Lowell we have offered a college level mathematics courses at Andover 
High School in the evening for the past five years to students who are presently enrolled or have 
completed Advanced Placement BC Calculus. In the spring of 2007 we had fourteen students 
taking a course in Engineering Differential Equations for college credit. This year we have eight 
student enrolled in Calculus III with a university professor. Several of the students have taken 
both courses thus graduating from AHS with three college level mathematics courses. We have 
also been awarded, as one of fifty schools nationwide, the Sieman's award for the depth and 
breath of our AP Mathematics and Science Program. 

Science Department 

The science department implemented a single elective in 2007-2008, Topics in Physical Science. 
The purpose of this course was to diversify the offerings to students enrolled in our Life Science 
Sequence. Upon completion of this course, students can elect to take Chemistry or Physics. A 
new Vi credit elective was also developed, Introduction to Biotechnology. This course has been 
proposed many times in the past and the successful award of a BioTeach Grant in July of 2007 is 
allowing us to offer the course in 2008-2009. These course offerings helped/will help to diversify 
our elective program and give students additional opportunities to expand their science 
knowledge. This year, Mr. Frank Wrobleski worked closely with Boston College as part of the 
Boston College Seismology Project. A visiting Boston College Faculty member was on-site 
weekly to work with students and integrate the study of earthquakes into the science curriculum. 
The students in the Earth Science Course were the main participants in this project. We also had 
two students enrolled in the TEAMS Academy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. This 



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program offers math, engineering, and science courses not traditionally found in most high 
schools. Three teachers also took part in this program by acting as the Faculty for two of the four 
courses. 

Social Studies Department 

The adaptation and implementation of the textbooks in the grade 9 World Civilizations and grade 
1 Twentieth Century United States and the World courses are on going. The general opinion is 
favorable although the online resources associated with these texts have been somewhat 
disappointing. Last year's piloting of Democracy in Action, Senior Internships is in a second 
year and has 8 students working in a variety of placements, for example, with AYS, Barbara 
L'ltalien's office and the state offices of the League of Women Voters. The Connections 
program is also in its second year and has been extended to the sophomore year, as well as 
continuing with the original freshmen offering. A new course on world religions is being 
developed for the 2008-2009 school year and Economic Conflict has completed its first year. 
During the summer, staff development continued in a variety of course related areas: Twentieth 
Century History, Twentieth Century Studies, Contemporary World Issues, Economics, Economic 
Conflict, Democracy and Media Literacy, AP United States History Curriculum Revision, 
Interdisciplinary Exploration: Frederick Jameson, Exploring Global Religions, and World 
Studies. Some members of the department are participating in the Teaching American History 
Grant. Many of the teachers have also been involved in programs that offer innovative and 
enriching strategies for the classroom. The department has undergone a significant change as 
25% of its members have been hired between September 2006 and December 2007. This influx 
of new faculty has been exceptionally smooth and bodes well for the next decade of Social 
Studies at AHS. 

English Department 

Based on our K-12 Curriculum Council, on data analysis of MCAS results, and on revised SAT 
requirements, the English Department continued to revise its curriculum, course offerings, and 
instructional practices. Particular attention over the summer was placed on revision in Modern 
America focusing on Modernism in poetry and on The Bluest Eye in the novel. In addition, ninth 
grade teachers initiated work on two novels, Big Fish and Animal Farm. MCAS testing 
continued to show high scores for Andover students in Standard English grammar and 
mechanics. Central to these successes were the above revised foundation curricula in grades 9 
and 10, the adoption of new texts, and professional development work on instructional practice 
in poetry, classic texts, and language instruction. In the area of assessment several teachers 
participated in staff development on alternative assessments to reach a variety of learners. 
Finally, in an attempt to reflect the influence of the Internet on print media, after visiting several 
newspapers, two teachers updated the curriculum for Journalism including non-fiction readings. 
The English Department looks forward to new ventures and to curriculum guidance in the 
coming year with the hiring of a new Program Advisor. 

Visual Arts 

The Art department at Andover High School serviced 1468 students or 82% of the student body 
during the academic year 2006-2007. 21 students elected Portfolio and 19 seniors were accepted 
to college art programs; RISD 3, Parsons 3, No. Essex Community College 2, New England 
School of Photography 2, and one each to Boston University, Wheaton, WPI, Smith, UNH, St. 



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Anselm, Ringling, RPI, Cochran, and Savannah College of Art and Design. Students were 
awarded scholarships from the Andover Artists Guild and the Art Institute Group of Merrimack 
Valley. In the National Scholastic Arts Awards competition sponsored by the Boston Globe, 21 
student's works were entered. 13 students received awards; 3 Gold keys, 1 Silver key, 1 Portfolio 
nomination and 8 Honorable Mentions. One student was named to Art All State. AHS students 
exhibited work at three public shows. The GLEC-Collaborative Visual Arts Show at the 
Lawrence Heritage State Park Museum, the 4 th Annual student show, part of the Andover 
Historical Society's Contemporary Artist Series and Essex Art Center's "Student Photography 
Alphabets" an A - Z of Fashion. The department became involved with the Memory Project, an 
international arts outreach program for children living in Third World orphanages. High school 
students created "Books of Hope" for young children in Northern Uganda shelters as well as 
"Memory Portraits" of children in orphanages. Several students submitted work for design 
competitions for the annual Yearbook cover and Senior Safari and Mr. AHS logo contests. 
Individual presentations included "Keep It Wild" fashion show and Senior Exhibition night. The 
Art Club created an outstanding new mural for the wall across from the main office. Changing 
exhibits of student artwork continued throughout the year within the school and administration 
buildings. 

Drama 

Our Technical Theatre course continues to attract many students and is flourishing. We continue 
to offer Survey of American Film, Art of Theatre, and Musical Theatre Workshop and 
Improvisation and Advanced Acting and enrollment continues to be high in all. MHSDG 
Festival: Troop 54 a play written by senior Justin Colombo went all the way to the semi-final 
level of competition. The production received several technical and acting accolades. The AHS 
Drama Guild served as a host sight for the semi-final round of festival, and 7 other schools 
traveled to AHS on Saturday March 1 7 th for the Spring Drama Production: Disney 's High School 
Musical. There were close to 100 students involved in the production including actors, stage 
crew and pit orchestra. The Andover High School Marching Band made a guest appearance as 
the "Wildcat Pep Band" and AHS English faculty member Brian Shea played the part of one of 
the only adults in the production, Coach Bolton. North Shore Music Theatre's Spotlight Awards: 
Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods. Fall Production: Titanic: The Musical was selected to 
participate in the North Shore Music Theatre Spotlight Awards. 

Counseling Department 

The Counseling Department worked diligently with seniors on the college application process. 
As of February 15th, 397 students (91%) had submitted 3107 transcript requests to 400 different 
colleges. Early admission results were encouraging and included acceptances from Assumption 
College, Bates College, Bentley College, Boston College, Brown University, College of the Holy 
Cross, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
Northeastern University, Skidmore College, Tufts University, Vassar College, Williams College 
and Yale University. During the second semester counselors will guide the underclassmen 
through the course selection process as well as working closely with the juniors through the 
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Middle Schools 

Doherty Middle School 

The school year 2007/2008 saw several new teachers hired to replace those who either retired or 
moved to different districts. New to the staff were Erin Suffoletto (Science), Barbara Murray 
(Special Needs), Wendy Kuda (Mathematics), Lisa Hampton (Creative Expressions), and Steve 
Bessette (Special Needs). In addition, due to a combined effort on the part of the Andover Public 
Schools, Merrimack College, the Doherty PAC, the Andonna Society and ACE, Doherty Middle 
School hired Steve Cogger as the Design/Engineering teacher at Doherty Middle School. This 
innovative program was developed to replicate the highly successful program at West Middle 
School. Doherty Middle School continues its commitment to the team concept and the overall 
middle school philosophy that has been part of the Andover Public Schools since 1988. An 
initiative that is part of this commitment is Doherty's focus on student Connectedness where by 
teachers work to make personal connections to all students to personalize the educational 
experience for the students. 

West Middle School 

One of our on-going initiatives focuses on school climate. Giving students the opportunity to 
lead, learn from one another, and the opportunity to be recognized for their contributions is an 
important aspect of school culture. In the spring of 2007, we started our second year of our 
student mentoring program "Where Everyone Belongs.'' We initiated student leadership 
positions such as student ambassadors, class assistants and office assistants. Last fall, our Anti- 
Bully Task Force organized "Mix-It-Up" days in which students ate lunch with other students 
and discussed issues about diversity. February of 08'was dedicated to "No Name Calling Week." 
Students decorated doors with themes that emphasized the importance of respect. In the months 
and year ahead, our school council will be examining ways to expand our student recognition 
process that will include a formalized way of recognizing students on a more regular basis. With 
the efforts of students, staff and parents we have accomplished much and look forward to further 
successes. 

Wood Hill Middle School 

Wood Hill Middle School is one of three middle schools in Andover and we have been fortunate 
to have a great neighbor High Plain Elementary. The Middle School model based on research by 
the Carnegie Report Turning Points 2000 guides us as we move forward. Expeditionary 
Learning Outward Bound is an organization that provides us with proven practices and 
nationally recognized professional development that help us to meet the needs of our adolescent 
learners. Our students work through rigorous real life project based learning in which students 
take increasing responsibility to produce high quality work. Expeditionary Learning is totally 
funded through the generosity of Wakefield Inc., Andona Society, a private donor, and local 
fundraising. Incorporating an Engineering Program is a natural fit here at Wood Hill and we are 
anxious to get this position to meet student needs for the 2 1 st Century. Wood Hill is currently in 
the midst of investigating Expanded Learning Time. It is evident that the existing school day 
does not fully meet the needs of our students and we see the potential in bringing our program in 
line with those schools who are the top performers in the world. We at Wood Hill continue to 
believe that "We need to be the school that stops asking the questions and become the school that 
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Elementary Schools 

Bancroft Elementary School 

In the mid-1960's, Providence architect William W. Warner conceived of a school building that 
would integrate the imaginative qualities of a castle (with towers, moats and arches) and an old 
fashioned New England barn (with exposed beams and expansive lofts). His dream became a 
reality in 1969 when Bancroft School, an open-concept school, was constructed. Today, this 
"openness" of design truly lends itself to the strong feeling of community within our school with 
students, parents and staff working together toward a common goal of life-long learning. 
Community, however, does not end at the classroom door - it is a pervasive and overarching 
philosophy throughout Bancroft School. In 2007, special relationships with Phillips Academy, 
Andover High School, the Andover Senior Center, the Andover Rotary Club and the Doherty 
Middle School were continued. Additional partnerships with the Andover Historical Society, the 
Addison Gallery, and Memorial Hall Library enabled the students and their families to extend 
the curriculum that they have learned in the classroom. This year we have also reached out to 
the global community by partnering with the Beverly School in Kenya, Africa. Naturally, 
partnerships between the school and home environment are key to the success of the children in 
all aspects of their education. Parental involvement is vital to making Bancroft a community of 
learners. In 2007, opportunities for parental involvement included classroom volunteers, 
participation in the PTO, and as instructors in our extended day programming "Expanding 
Horizons." On behalf of our staff and students I want to, once again, thank all of the agencies, 
organizations and people who help to make Bancroft School a special place to learn and grow. 

High Plain Elementary School 

High Plain's school wide theme, The Power of Words, reflected our emphasis on two key goals 
for 2007. We celebrated the joy and power of being life long readers and the importance of 
communicating our support to one another. Each classroom read Have You Filled a Bucket 
Today? which emphasized the power of affirming words and actions to strengthen families and 
communities through the symbolism of "bucket filling." Parents continued to be vital partners in 
all our classrooms. 84 parent volunteers participated in a series of monthly trainings to facilitate 
ELF (Environmental Learning for the Future), a hands-on science program for grades K-5. 32 
parent and community representatives were trained to establish our new Literacy Coalition 
providing weekly one-on-one reading support for 1 st and 2 n graders to enhance fluency and 
comprehension skills. Agilent Technology maintained their partnership to offer physical science 
workshops for grades 4 & 5. As part of the new district wide elementary science initiative, 
Engineering is Elementary, K-5 teachers were trained by the Museum of Science to implement a 
new curriculum to introduce students to the design process and related technology. The 
combined leadership of teachers and parents added several new programs during and beyond the 
school day. Cooking Club, TV Production/Student News, Tech Crew, Star Gazing Parties, and 
Project Heifer were but a few new offerings. Along with five other schools across the 
community, High Plain was awarded a two year planning grant from the Department of 
Education to consider the possibility and potential opportunities of Expanded Learning Time. 
High Plain also received the gift of a beautiful and inspiring new mural displaying each of the 
"multiple intelligences" for its front hallway painted by Joanne Genzale grandparent of one of 
our students. We thank all our parents, community volunteers and organizations who contribute 
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Henry C. Sanborn Elementary School 

Be Somebody was the theme for the year at Sanborn School. Our students were encouraged to 
"Be Somebody Who Cares" and demonstrate their concern for the needs of others through 
participation in a variety of community service projects. The Sanborn community, led by our 
fourth and fifth grade Student Council, donated $1,316 to the Greater Boston Food Bank's 
Turkey s4 America project, over 500 toys to Lazarus House for the holidays, canned goods and 
money, also to Lazarus House, for the Souper Bowl of Caring, and close to $2,000 to the 
American Heart Association through the children's participation in Jump Rope for Heart and 
Hoops for Heart. Our reading incentive program, "Be Somebody Who Reads" and the buddy 
reading program continue to foster a love of reading in Sanborn students. The theme for Sanborn 
School's 29 th annual Harvest Festival was "Be Somebody Artistic". In addition to a musical 
assembly and art display, as a community, Sanborn students, parents, and teachers celebrated the 
spirit of giving by filling harvest bags which were distributed to over 250 senior citizens in 
Andover. Monthly School Meetings focus on the Four R's ~ Respect, Responsibility, 
Resourcefulness and Reflection. Sanborn's before and after school enrichment program, 
"Explorations," continues to grow. During our winter session, courses including KidSpike 
Volleyball, Spanish, Floor Hockey, Cooking, Outdoor Games, Scrap booking, and Math 
Olympiad involved over 125 children. We are grateful to our PTO for their involvement in and 
support of our school programs. A generous donation this year by the PTO allowed us to upgrade 
the Sanborn computer lab with 24 new desktop computers and our fifth grade classrooms with 
three new computers each, enabling classroom teachers to expand their writing centers. We 
appreciate the continued support of the entire Andover Community. 

Shawsheen Primary School 

Shawsheen continues to grow as the preschool numbers increase (currently 97). Even though we 
had added two sessions the previous year, at the beginning of this calendar year we realized we 
needed to have another full day preschool program to meet the needs of our incoming three year 
olds. During the summer, offices were moved and space made for the new program. Our theme 
this year is "Shawsheen Goes Green!" and we are working together as a community to reduce, 
reuse and recycle. The children are flattening the milk cartons now and it has reduced our lunch 
trash from 4 to 2 bags. The PTO continues to be very active in volunteering, raising money for 
projects and programs and scheduling cultural events for the school community. We are pleased 
to work closely with the growing members of the Merrimack Valley Jewish Coalition for 
Literacy volunteers. We were thrilled when we exceeded our goals in all our collections: 
Thanksgiving food, gently used stuffed animals, books and sneakers for the needy, and items for 
the fire victims. 

South School 

"50 Years and counting. ..celebrating South School Past, Present, and Future" set the theme for 
our school year at South. This theme provides the staff and students with many opportunities to 
engage in meaningful learning experiences, as we celebrate the rich history of our school 
community and look toward the future. Once again, we recognize the tremendous contributions 
of our PTO, South Staff, Andona, Wyeth, Andover Fund for Education and other business 
partners to make the South student learning opportunities successful. The South faculty 
continues to work as a strong team to ensure student achievement and high expectations for 
learning. Our school beliefs of respect, responsibility, and kindness continue to be our guiding 



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values. We thank the tremendous effort and commitment of our parent community. This year 
teachers discussed two books, Best Schools, and Now, Discover Your Strengths. Another staff 
initiative is the Children 's Progress Academic Assessment for Language and Math. This is a pilot 
that gives us more comprehensive data to drive instruction in Math and Literacy. We continue to 
have over 300 volunteers at South each year. South Cooperative Theatre group made up of 
Grades 3, 4, and 5 students performed the outstanding musical The Jungle Book Kids. South has 
continued these activities: A strong supportive culture that values the South Traditions of a 
Student Government, Holiday Gift Giving to families in need, Coat Drive for the Needy, 300 
Good Deeds, Community Read Along, Volunteer Recognition, Who I Am Makes a Difference 
Program, Valentine Float Parade, Celebration of Learning, Circle of Friends, South Author and 
Illustrators Program. I will be retiring in June as principal, I feel very fortunate to have served 
the Andover Community for 22 years. I am grateful for the support I have received and know 
that our successful year was centered in the tremendous contributions of the town citizens. 

West Elementary School 

West Elementary School continues to focus not only on the academic, but also other social- 
emotional well-being of its students. Toward that end, West once again used the Open Circle 
Social Competency Program, which helps students to deal with problematic social situations. We 
also used the STOP anti-bulling initiative for the first time this year. The program uses role- 
playing, direct instruction, and stories to help children deal with bullies. West once again 
qualified as a Title I school in September of 2007. Staff was hired to assist students in both 
mathematics and reading. Our March of Dimes event raised more than $3,000, again making 
West Elementary one of the better fundraisers among the New England Affiliate participants. 
The Easter Seals Shoot Out raised more than $3000 in 2007. West Elementary's Math Olympiad 
teams continued to do well by once again placing in the top ten percent of all participating 
schools, including those who have sixth grade team members. WERAWC, West Elementary 
Readers and Writers Conference, held in March, featured writers, performers, and artists. The 
student council collected goods for the People's Pantry and the Community Day Care Program in 
Lawrence. West Elementary also had a council-sponsored school store that raised money for 
student activities, a Before-School Enrichment Program, Grade 4/5 Chorus, Grade 3 Chorus, 
Chess Club, Destination Imagination, Wyeth Institute Science Enrichment program. Johns 
Hopkins Talent Search and Buddies-Upper grade classes paired with primary classes. 

District Departments: 

Pupil Personnel Department 

Pupil Personnel Administration continued to oversee special education services to approximately 
1,000 identified students between the ages of 3 and 22. Programs were available to address the 
needs of students with mild to moderate learning disabilities as well as those with more severe 
multiple handicaps. To the extent possible, special education students attended their 
neighborhood school and participated with their typically developing peers in the general 
education setting. The Department continued its commitment to work with families to retain 
students in the district (rather than sending them to out-of-district programs), and provided 
consultation, training, and support to in-district staff in order to meet the complex needs of some 
of our students. This effort resulted in the establishment of a new Applied Behavior Analysis 
(ABA) preschool classroom at Shawsheen. With considerable assistance from our Melmark 
consultant, this class was designed specifically to meet the intensive special needs of some of our 



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preschoolers with autism. Additionally, five students who had previously been placed in out-of- 
district programs were successfully returned to Andover Public Schools in the fall 2007. In 
addition to supporting our special needs students, the Pupil Personnel Department also continues 
to oversee programs for educating English Language Learners (ELL). While Andover continued 
to be a iow incidence' district in terms of actual numbers of ELL students, we continue to see an 
increase in the number of ELL students in our district, as well as changes in how those students 
were distributed among the schools. In response to new state mandates, we have begun training 
for general education staff that has ELL students in their classrooms. Finally, much of the year 
was spent organizing documents and training staff across the district in preparation for the 
Massachusetts Department of Education's Coordinated Program Review of Andover's programs, 
including Special Education, English Language Learners, and Civil Rights. 

Health Education 

The Andover Health Education Department provides comprehensive health education to the 
students of Andover to increase each student's mental, physical, emotional and social well being. 
Health professionals align the curriculum with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health 
Curriculum Frameworks instituting the sequential and coordinated teaching of health. Health 
teachers administered the Center for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Survey to high school 
students. Behaviors related to tobacco, alcohol and illegal drug use, sexuality, diet, exercise, 
violence and mental issues were reported. Community network teams such as Andover's 
Community Health Advisory Team met to build safe schools. Student groups such as Kids for 
Kids, Peer Leadership and Student's Against Destructive Decisions taught students to take an 
active role as models for positive health decisions. The Parent to Parent speaker series had an 
established program of speakers that directly tied to curriculum initiatives. Dr. Jean Kilbourne 
spoke on "Deadly Persuasion," Dr. Michael Thompson on "Raising Cain" and a sports panel of 
community leaders addressed the issue of "Whose Game Is It, Anyway." 

Technology 

The Andover Public Schools' Technology Department continues to strive to meet our goal of 
enhancing student learning with the application of technological tools to assist our students with 
accessing, collecting, authenticating, managing, assessing, and analyzing information effectively 
and ethically. Currently, we support 7000 users using 2368 networked computers, the Plant & 
Facilities Department video, security, and HVAC monitoring systems and the very large data 
infrastructure that is required. During the past year, the school and town departments worked 
together to replace the aging Comcast hybrid Institutional loop with a municipal fiber optic 
network connecting all school and town buildings together with a high capacity twelve strand 
single mode fiber optic cable. The fiber optic system was activated last May and now provides 
the school and town departments with extremely fast, reliable video, audio, and data connectivity 
between all municipal buildings. We have also been able to upgrade classroom computers at the 
Doherty Middle School, West Middle Schools, and establish a pilot Tablet PC program for the 
Andover High School Teachers. In addition, the Technology Department is upgrading and 
consolidating its 35 -five to eight year old servers to a centralized blade server and storage 
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Physical Education Department 

Our K-12 Physical Education teachers strove to instill in their students an understanding of the 
importance of physical fitness and activity and the critical role it plays in their overall lifetime 
health and well-being. Implementing a comprehensive curriculum that was based upon the 
National Association for Sport and Physical Education standards as well as the Massachusetts 
Health Curriculum frameworks, our PE teachers taught students a wide variety of movement 
concepts, health related components and skill related components of physical fitness as well as 
sports skills and activities that promote a healthy and active lifestyle. In addition to these 
curricular offerings elementary physical education teachers ran successful American Heart 
Association Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart programs. The department staff ran a 
district wide fourth and fifth grade track and field meet as well as separate 4 th and 5 th grade and 
middle school cross country meets. Several members of the Physical Education department 
presented sessions at the MAHPERD state convention. 

Athletic Department 

The Athletic Department is committed to the philosophy that participants are students first and 
athletes second. Interscholastic athletics is a co-curricular activity with the practice and contest 
arena serving as an extension of the classroom. Along with the skills and strategies of their 
particular sport coaches teach the values associated with discipline, teamwork, commitment, 
accountability, citizenship, confidence, leadership and striving towards excellence. The Boston 
Globe ranked Andover as second in the state in combined boys and girls winning percentage. 
The boys' ice hockey team was state finalists and competed in Boston's Fleet Center. The girls 
won the State Tennis Championship and All-State Indoor Track and Field Championship. Girls 
swimming and diving team won their ninth straight Massachusetts State Championship at 
Wellesley College. Wrestling was reinstated as a junior varsity sport. Over seventeen hundred 
roster spots were filled as students maximize participation in the athletic program. 

On behalf of students, staff and parents, I thank the Town of Andover for its ongoing support of 
our schools. This is support that continues to ensure that Andover is a place where people want 
to live, to work, and to raise a family. 

Respectfully submitted, 

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Dr. Claudia L. Bach 
Superintendent of Schools 



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GREATER LAWRENCE TECHNICAL SCHOOL 



Greater Lawrence Technical School (GLTS) is a regional vocational secondary 
institution with a campus in West Andover encompassing twenty-six acres. The school 
educates students from Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover and, in addition, 
accepts qualified students from other communities through the school choice program. There 
are currently twenty-three underclassmen from Andover attending the school and fifty-one 
employees of Greater Lawrence Tech reside in Andover. 

GLTS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Forty- 
one percent of last year's senior class went to college following graduation while the 
remaining students combined either college with full-time employment or made a direct 
impact on the workforce of the Merrimack Valley. 

The sixteen career opportunities offered to students through a five academy model 
include Allied Health, Automotive Collision Repair. Automotive Technology, Biotechnology, 
Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Electricity, Electronics & Pre-Engineering, Fashion 
Technology, Graphic Communication, Information Support Services & Networking, 
Marketing, Metal Fabrication & Joining Technologies, Office Technologies and Plumbing. 
Our Technical School has been one of the pioneers in the state regarding the successful 
academy model. 

GLTS prepares students for lifetime employment through nationally and state 
recognized licensure and certification programs including Building Supervisors License, State 
Cosmetology, NATEF, ASE, Refrigerant Recovery License, American Culinary Federation 
License, ServSafe, State Board of Electricians, OSHA Safety Certification, Print Ed 
Certification, CNA, EKG Technician License, A+, Cisco, Hilti Certification, State Board of 
Plumbing, Water Pex & Trac Piping Certification. The Cooperative Education component of 
GLTS allows students to use their knowledge and skills at worksites in the Merrimack Valley 
which include many employers in Andover. 

While the school continues to be a community of learners dedicated to service and 
excellence, GLTS took on a new mantra during 2007, namely "Reggies Moving Up". This 
has been reflected in the improvement in MCAS scores, the phenomenal success of the 
athletic teams and the continued medal winning prowess of both DECA and SKILLS/USA on 
both the State and National level. GLTS is extremely proud of its thirty-three Abigail and 
John Adams Scholarship winners. 

Along with taking part in the many consumer friendly services offered through our 
technical programs, the residents of Andover continue to use the school facility by way of 
enrollment in classes offered through Community and Youth Services, athletic venues for 
both youth and varsity sports teams, which include the swimming pool, gyms and fields. Cars 
are repaired, hair is cut, luncheons are enjoyed, brochures are printed and countless other 



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things are done to make life easier for townspeople each day at Greater Lawrence Technical 
School. GLTS continues to be the site for most Andover teens receiving their Lifeguarding 
and Water Safety certifications. More than fifty Andover groups and individuals utilized the 
rental option created by The District Committee. An Andover resident is represented on both 
the school's Advisory Board and The School Council. 

GLTS is the site of an Andover Police Department Sub-Station and starting with the 
school year 2007 - 2008, an Andover patrolman has been employed by the District as a 
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COMMISSION OF DISABILITY 

The mission of the Andover Commission on Disability is to address Andover 's 
needs for the Town, its residents, visitors, friends, employers and families relative to 
disability. 

The Andover Commission on Disability is a commission made up of nine 
volunteers serving three-year terms and appointed by the Board of Selectmen to advocate 
on disability-related issues. The majority of the Commission members must be disabled 
or directly related to disability. The goals of the Commission are: 

To advocate for the full integration and participation of people with disabilities in the 

Town of Andover. 

To research the needs and problems of people with disabilities in the Town of 

Andover. 

To advise and assist Town officials and employees in addressing the needs of people 

with disabilities. 

To provide information, referral, guidance and technical assistance to individuals, 

public agencies, business and organizations in matters pertaining to disability. 

To participate to the maximum extent possible in disability-related programs of a 

local, regional, state and federal nature. 

To support training related to disability to people who reside or work in the Town of 

Andover. 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

The Commission's areas of concentration during 2007 were: 

Project Lifesaver 

Access as part of the Main Street Improvement Project 

Curb Cuts Access 

Bancroft Elementary School Playground 

Handicapped Parking Program 

Emergency Preparedness 

Information Resource 

PROJECT LIFESAVER 

The Project Lifesaver Program continues to be a priority. The Commission 
originally sponsored the equipment and education of police officers for this search and 
rescue program for people who wander from safety. The Commission has an ongoing 
sub-committee working with the Police Department in the program which has eight 
participants - four adults, four children and their families. 

The Commission's main thrust continues to be outreach into the community to 
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communities. The program is available to all residents regardless of their ability to pay. 
Service clubs and local agencies continue to award monetary grants to help fund this vital 
program. The goal in the coming fiscal year is to be able to assist the Andover Police 
Department procure a portable device for our current and future clients. 

ACCESS - MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT 

Intended to compliment the Town's Main Street Improvement Project, the Access 
Sub-Committee completed a study of entrances and navigation within Main Street 
Business District. With permission from business owners, site visits were completed at 
159 businesses. The findings were sent to both business owners and their property 
owners who are jointly responsible to provide access to handicapped residents as 
mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. If a business met all 
ADA requirements, the Disability Commission awarded a window decal for their 
windows stating they are a disability-friendly facility. If adaptations were needed, they 
were described in writing with reference to federal and state laws and recommendations 
on approaches to change. The study findings were as follows: 

46 businesses are in 1 00% compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act 
36 businesses need minor repairs such as changing a doorknob to a lever handle 
77 businesses need major repairs such as an elevator or ramp. 

These findings were reported to the Town Manager, Board of Selectmen, 
Planning Division, Health Division, Fire Department, Council on Aging and the public 
via newspaper articles and the Commission's web site. 

ACCESS - CURB CUTS 

Each year, the Commission identifies curb cut priorities based on the 
requirements of the ADA which are then presented to the Department of Public Works. 
In 2007, focus was on Main Street from Shawsheen Plaza to the border between Andover 
and Lawrence. The list has been agreed to by DPW and is on their priority list. 

BANCROFT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLAYGROUND 

The Commission has committed itself to improving the accessibility of the 
Town's playgrounds. The playground at the Bancroft Elementary School was the focus 
of this year's efforts. With a combined effort from the Plant and Facilities Department, 
the Commission improved access to the Bancroft soccer fields with a new, accessible 
path from the parking area to the playground along with the addition of handicapped 
parking next to the path. The Commission funded the purchase of an accessible swing 
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HANDICAP PARKING PROGRAM 

This ongoing ticketing program by volunteer members of the Commission 
consists of photographing vehicles parked illegally in official handicap parking spaces in 
Andover. Such parking violations are documented on special forms and submitted along 
with the photos to the Andover Police Department. Citations are then issued for the 
violations - currently at $100.00 each. The program's intent is to support the Police 
Department and to protect the rights of the handicapped. 

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 

Members of the Commission held an informational meeting with the Director of 
Public Health and his staff to discuss the resources available to Commission in the event 
of an emergency. Since the meeting, the Commission has assisted the Health Division 
with matters relating to the set up of communications at a time of medical emergency. 
The Commission intends to continue to serve the Town in its emergency preparedness 
program focusing on the safety of the disabled. 

INFORMATION RESOURCE 

The Commission publishes a newsletter in a continuing education effort and as a 
report to the community of our activities in the Town. The newsletter is available at 
various locations around Town including the Town Offices, the Senior Center, Old Town 
Hall, the Library, the Safety Center and on our website. 

The Commission's website can be reached at 

http://andoverma.gov/boards/disabiliU . It is intended to inform residents of new 
programs and services for the disabled as well as areas of concern needing advocacy. 



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PRESERVATION COMMISSION 

The Andover Preservation Commission endeavors to fulfill its mission to advise the town 
concerning the preservation of its historic and archeological resources and has been active in 
the following areas 



DEMOLITION DELAY BYLAW 

The Preservation Commission heard demolition requests for three properties and imposed 
delays of to 12 months. Two structures were deemed historically significant but required 
emergency demolition. One structure, an addition, was determined to be not historically 
significant and was demolished. Twenty-four applications were reviewed for historic 
appropriateness. Twelve applications received required no review. 

Dimensional Special Permit/Historic Preservation 

Three requests were submitted during the year. 

LOCAL HISTORIC DISTRICTS 

The Andover Preservation Commission and the Ballardvale Historic District Commission 
work cooperatively on issues of mutual interest. Member Lynn Smiledge represents the 
Preservation Commission's on the BVHDC. 

WEST PARISH GARDEN CEMETERY COMMITTEE 

Commission member James Batchelder has developed a power point slide presentation 
for those people unable to walk the historic burying ground. He offers guided tours of this 
historic cemetery and landmark 1909 Chapel each October. (See westparishgardencemetery.org 
for more information). 

HERITAGE EDUCATION 

The 17 th Annual Andover Preservation Awards were held in May at the Memorial Hall 
Library in cooperation with the Andover Historical Society and Ballardvale Historic District 
Commission to recognize outstanding examples of historic preservation in the community. Nine 
property owners and one individual received recognition for their efforts. 

PROJECTS OF NOTE 

Historic Building Survey Project 

Commission member Lynn Smiledge is directing the first phase of a project to update and 
add to the Andover Historic Building Survey, a collaborative effort of the Preservation 
Commission, Andover Historical Society and Memorial Hall Library. The project will 
digitize the general survey of Andover's historic buildings from the late 1 7th century through 

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the early 20th century. Dean Baumeister, Memorial Hall Library Systems Coordinator, 
created the searchable database. It can be modified as new information becomes available. 
The web site, hosted by Memorial Hall Library, will allow researchers and Town departments 
Internet access to this information. A May 2008 launch date is planned. Phase 2 of this 
project will broaden the survey to include appropriate 20 l century buildings. 

Design Review Task Force 

The Commission remains vitally interested in the historic buildings and character of 
downtown and the Main Street corridor to Rte. 495. The Design Review Task Force, chaired 
by Karen Herman, successfully presented an article at the Annual Town Meeting to improve 
the existing design review bylaw. Member Lynn Smiledge represents the Commission on the 
Design Review Board. The Preservation Commission also supported the successful article to 
limit building size within the Mixed Use District and require design review for new 
construction in this district. These new tools will help sustain Andover's unique character. 

The Commission continues to develop goals and pursue opportunities to better preserve 
the Town's historic resources. Preservation restrictions are an approval requirement of the 
Dimensional Special Permit for Historic Preservation. One preservation restriction was approved 
this year. The Commission encourages individual homeowners to consider preservation 
restrictions or easements for the protection of their historic properties. 

Acting in its advisory capacity, the Commission develops and offers educational materials 
to the public. These resources help individual building owners understand the meaning of 
historic preservation, instruct them on the selection of appropriate materials and direct them to 
appropriate alternatives when cost is an issue. As always, the Commission is willing to advise 
building owners on their historic preservation projects. 



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ANDOVER HOUSING AUTHORITY 

The Andover Housing Authority was organized in June 1948. The Monthly Meetings are 
held on the third Thursday of every month at the Stowe Court Community Room located at 1 00 
Morton Street except during the months of January, May and October when meetings are held at 
the Frye Circle Community Room at 256 North Main Street. The Housing Authority Board 
Members and Executive Director are as follows: 

James Cuticchia - Chairman Janice Burkholder - Member 

Calvin Deyermond - Vice Chairman & State Appointee 
Francis O'Connor - Treasurer Daniel T. Grams - Assistant Treasurer 

Christine Poschen-Metzemaekers - Executive Director 

The Andover Housing Authority has thirty-three buildings on six different sites 
comprised of 218 units of State-aided housing for elder/disabled people on Chestnut Court, 
Grandview Terrace, Frye Circle and Stowe Court. There are 56 units of family housing in 
Memorial Circle. In addition, the AHA owns one house under the Mass. Chapter 689 program 
for developmentally disabled adults and administers ten Alternative Housing Vouchers under the 
Massachusetts (AHVP) leased housing program for a total of 292 units. 

State-funded Programs - Income Limits as follows : 

1 person - $41,700 3 people - $53,650 5 people - $64,350 7 people - $73,900 

2 people - $47,700 4 people - $59,600 6 people -$69,150 8 people - $78,650 

Apartment Turnover 

3 Elder/Disabled Units ( 1 4%) 1 5 Family Units (27%) 

Average Rent: $305 - Elder/Disabled Program $412 - Family Program (includes all utilities) 

State-funded Grants - Capital Improvements 

94 Morton Street - $32,000 renovation grant 
Memorial Circle - $8,500 sewer check valve grant 
Grandview Terrace - $86,000 Water Re-mediation 

State-funded Grant - New Horizons for Youth Program 

An after school homework program for Memorial Circle children funded through the 
Andover Police Department under the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law 
Enforcement Assistance Program. 

Federally-funded Programs 

The AHA administers 127 vouchers under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher 

Program through HUD. Section 8 income limits are as follows: 

1 person -$27,350 3 people - $35,200 5 People - $42,250 7 People - $48,500 

2 people -$31,300 4 people -$39,100 6 People - $45,350 8 People- $51,800 

Family Self Sufficiency Program 

Currently 5 participants with 5 escrowing partial rent payments monthly. 



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ANIMAL INSPECTION 



2005 2006 2007 



Number of dogs quarantined for biting 

Number of animals tested for Rabies 

Number of animals testing positive for Rabies 

Number of cats quarantined for Rabies exposure 

Number of dogs quarantined for Rabies exposure 

Number of barns inspected 

Number of beef cattle 

Number of beef steers 

Number of beef herds (one animal constitutes a herd) 

Number of horses 

Number of donkeys 

Number of sheep 

Number of goats 

Number of swine 

Number of swine herds 

Number of Llamas 



The annual Rabies Immunization Clinic was held on Saturday, April 7, 2007 at the Andover 
Animal Hospital on Lowell Street. 



24 


21 


16 


10 


5 














52 


54 


50 


8 


16 


13 


18 


2 


16 


17 


4 


3 


3 


3 





2 


2 


2 


85 


78 


74 


4 


4 


4 





3 


3 


2 


3 


2 


72 


90 


65 


2 


1 


1 








7 



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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 
ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS 

STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING December 31, 2007 

CAPITAL ACCOUNT 
SUMMARY OF TRANSACTIONS 



1-Jan-2007 



PRINCIPAL FUND 



Money Mkt Fund (CBPF) 
Securities @ Book 
Res for Cost/Mkt. 



$0 00 -Gain/(Loss) - Sale of Securities 
$21 1 ,803.24 -Transfers to/from Operating Accts. 
$0.00 - Adj. to lower of Cost/Market 



$14,069.89 Money Mkt Fund (CBPF) 
-$39,169.21 Securities @ Book 
Res.for Cost/Mkt. 



31-Dec-2007 

$0.00 

$186,703.92 

$0 00 



$211,803 24 



Increase 



-$25,099.32 



$186,70392 



OPERATING ACCOUNTS 
(RESERVE FUND & CASH ACCOUNTS) 
INCOME (01Jan2007-31Dec2007) 



Sav Acct / CD 

Checking Account 
Money Mkt Fund (CBRF) 



$0.00 

$494.06 

$25,240.27 


Gain/(Loss) on Sales 
Stock Dividends Received 
Interest Received-Bonds/Notes 
Interest Received-Broker/MM 

Income Total 
EXPENSES (01Jan2007-31Dec2007) 


$14,069.89 

$5,763.10 

$1,712.00 

$675.98 


Sav Acct / CD 
Checking Account 
Money Mkt Fund (CBRF) 


$0.00 

$7,234.23 

$62,560.56 


$25,734.33 


$22,220.97 


$69,794.79 









Andover High School Projects 07/08 
Andover High School Projects 06/07 
Investment Counsel Fees 
Misc.Operating Expenses 

Expense Total 

Net Gain/(Loss) 

TRANSFERS 



$1,180.26 

$1,013.40 

$1,060.00 

$6.17 



$3,259 83 



$18,961 14 



- To/From Principal 

- To/From Reserve 



lncrease/(Decrease) 



$18,961 14 



$237,537.57 



TOTAL PRINCIPAL AND OPERATING ACCOUNTS 



$256,498.71 



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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 
ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS 01810 



CAPITAL ACCOUNT 

SECURITIES BOUGHT AND SOLD 
TWELVE MONTHS ENDED - December 31, 2007 



BEGINNING BOOK VALUE STOCKS/MUTUAL FUNDS - 1/1/2007 
LESS: STOCKS/MUTUAL FUNDS- Sold/Exchanged 



PROCEEDS COST GAIN/(LOSS) 

STOCKS & MUTUAL FUNDS 
171,803.24 



2/1/2007 Sold 

3/5/2007 Sold 
4/10/2007 Sold 
4/30/2007 Sold 

7/18/2007 Exch Todco for Hercules 
10/2/2007 Sold 
12/3/2007 Sold 



300 Shs National City Corp 

300 Shs Keyspan 

300 Shs Pioneer Nat Res Co 

200 Shs NY Times Co A 

500 Shs Todco 

730 Shs Hercules Offshore Inc 

300 Shs Meadwestvaco Corp 



TOTAL Sold 



ADD: STOCKS/MUTUAL FUNDS - Acquired 



$11,248.40 

$12,209 09 

$13,52348 

$4,638.67 

$9,269.80 

$19,109.98 

$9,659.15 

$79,658.57 



3/12/2007 Bought 
3/12/2007 Bought 
3/12/2007 Bought 
4/11/2007 Bought 
4/27/2007 Bought 
6/22/2007 Bought 



300 Shs CVS 

400 Shs Pfizer 

200 Shs Glaxo Smithkline PLC 

200 Shs Anadarko Petroleum Corp 

200 Shs Novartis AG Spon Adr 

400 Shs Liberty Media Interactive Services A 



7/18/2007 Received Hercules for Todco 730 sh Hercules Offshore Inc 



Received 
$9,269.80 



12/3/2007 Bought 



BOOK VALUE - 12/31/2007 



300 sh Itnl Paper Co 
Total Acquired 



10,552.35 
11,164.35 
9,898.25 
5,655.13 
$9,269.80 
$9,24356 
$9,805.24 

65,588.68 



9,481.25 
10,219.25 
11,099.25 

8,922.47 
11,690.87 

9,659.25 
Cost 
$9,243.56 



$696.05 
$1,044.74 
$3,625.23 
-$1,016.46 
$0.00 
$9,866.42 
-$146.09 

$14,069.89 



Extra 



$26.24 



added to Cash/MM acct 



$10,173.46 



$80,489.36 
186,703.92 

BONDS/NOTES 



BEGINNING BOOK VALUE - 1/1/2007 
LESS: BONDS/NOTES - Sold/Matured/Redeemed 
11/5/2007 Redeemed 40,000 sh FHLB Rate 4.28% 



40.000.00 
$40,000.00 $40,000.00 



$0.00 



TOTAL Sold/Matured 



AUU: BUNUb/NU I fcb - Acquired 
None 

TOTAL Acquired 
BOOK VALUE • 12/31/2007 

TOTAL SECURITIES/MUTUAL FUNDS @ BOOK VALUE - 12/312007 

RESERVE FOR LOWER OF COST/MARKET VALUE 

TOTAL SECURITIES/MUTUAL FUNDS @ ADJ. BOOK VALUE - 12/31/2007 

Broker - Cash/MM Reserve and Principal Funds- 12/31/2007 

TDBN Checking account 12/31/2007 



$40,000.00 $40,000.00 



0.00 



TOTAL VALUE OF ASSETS - 12/31/2007 



$0.00 
$0.00 



$186,703.92 

$0.00 

$186,703.92 

$62,560.56 

$7,234.23 



$256,498.71 



0.00 



0.00 



Gain/(Loss) 
$14,069.89 



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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 
ANDOVER. MASSACHUSETTS 

FUNDS ANALYSIS AS OF: December 31, 2007 
CAPITAL ACCOUNT 



STOCKS & BONDS 

200 000 Shs 
500 000 Shs 
300 000 Shs 
300 000 Shs 
300 000 Shs 
200 000 Shs 
300 000 Shs 
300.000 Shs 
200 000 Shs 
400 000 Shs 
200 000 Shs 
800 000 Shs 
400 000 Shs 
300 000 Shs 
400 000 Shs 
300 000 Shs 
400 000 Shs 
300 000 Shs 



Anadarko Petroleum Corp 

Atmos Energy Corp 

CVS 

Diebold, Inc 

General Electric 

Glaxo Smithkline PLC ADR 

Honeywell Intl. Inc. 

International Paper 

Kimberly Clark Corp 

Liberty Media Interactive Serv A 

Novartis AG Spon Adr 

Petrohawk Energy Corp 

Pfizer Inc 

Raytheon Co New 

Southern Co 

Unilever PLC 

Vectren Corp 

Hugoton Royalty Trust UBI 

TOTAL STOCKS & BONDS 



TOTAL MONEY MARKET & SECURITIES 
Reserve for Lower of Cost /Market 
TOTAL PRINCIPAL FUND 



RESERVE FUND 



BANKNORTH CD ACCOUNT 
Broker/MM Cash Reserve 



TOTAL RESERVE FUND 



CASH FUND 



CHECKING ACCOUNT - Banknorth 

TOTAL FUNDS 









Market Value 


ALFUND 


Book 


Market 


Over/(Under) 




Value 


Value 
31-Dec-20O7 


Book Value 
31-Dec-2007 








Date 








Purchased 








4/11/2007 


$8,922.47 


$13,138.00 


$4,215.53 




$10,529.50 


$14,020.00 


$3,490.50 


3/12/2007 


$9,481.25 


$1 1 .925.00 


$2,44375 




$11,050 26 


$8,694 00 


-$2,356 26 


8/18/2006 


$10.02481 


$11,121 00 


$1,096 19 


3/12/2007 


$11,099.25 


$10.07800 


-51,02125 




$10,673 98 


$18,471.00 


$7,797 02 


12/3/2007 


$10.173 46 


$9,714.00 


-$459 46 




$11.696 03 


$13,868 00 


$2,171 97 


-v A 6/22/2007 


$9.65925 


$7,632 00 


-$2.027 25 


4/27/2007 


$11.690 87 


$10.86200 


-$82887 




$10.43625 


$13.848 00 


$3,411.75 


3/12/2007 


$10,219.25 


$9,092.00 


-$1,127.25 




$9,446.23 


$18,210.00 


$8,763.77 




$12.047 25 


$15.500 00 


$3,45275 




$11,631 94 


$20,206 80 


$8,57486 




$9,91228 


$11,604.00 


$1,691 72 




$8,00959 


$6,729.00 


-$1,280 59 



$186,703 92 

$186.703 92 

$0 00 

$186,703.92 



$0 00 
$62,560 56 

$62,560 56 



$224,71280 

$224,71280 

$0.00 

$224,712.80 



$0 00 
$62,560 56 



$62,560.56 



$38.008 88 

$38,008 88 

$0 00 

$38.008 88 



$0 00 
$0.00 



$0 00 



$0 00 



$38,008.88 



Capital Fund Market value as of 1 2/31 /07 $256.498.7 1 
Change in Market Value from 1/1/2007 



$38,008.88 



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Capital Account 



FUNDED PROJECTS 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR 
(or the period 
(01JUI2007-31 Dec2007) 



PROJECT 



1 Revise College Counselling Handbook - 
Alicia Linsey 

2. The Literary Group for Men who are Athletes - 

J. Goldin, M Marcoux, C Martini 

3. Performing Arts Student Participation Registration 

M O'Neil 

4. Andover Band Association 







Unexpended 


Approved 


Expended 


Balance 


at trustee's meeting 






9-May-2007 


asof 31Dec2007 


as of 31Dec2007 


$900.00 


0.00 


$900.00 



1,000 00 



2,000 00 



500 00 



100 50 



0.00 



000 



899.50 



2.000 00 



500 00 



5 Principal's Discretionary Fund (this year) 

5a. Cany over from 2006-2007 year (added to 07/08 Pnn Discr Fund) 

Total 



2.000 00 
94372 

$7,34372 



1.079 76 B) 
103.97 A) 



1,284 23 



A) for Turtle Proj from last year 

B): Books$135.90, 2lunchs$200 00, books$343 86. 1lunch$100 00, Drummerspresentation$300 00, 



DETAILS OF MISC. OPERATING EXPENSE 





1-Jul-07 


1-Jul-2006 






thru 


thru 






31-Dec-2007 


30-JUO-2007 


Variance 


Copying/Printing Costs 


$6.17 


$1943 


($1326) 


Postage 


0.00 


740 


(7 40) 


Office Supplies - Computer cartndges. paper (1/3) 


0.00 


1049 


(10.49) 


Other expenses 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fidelity Insurance 


0.00 


100.00 


-100.00 


Treasurer's Honorarium 


0.00 


600.00 


-600.00 


Total 


$6.17 


$737.32 


($731.15) 



920.24 
$839.75 



$6,059.49 



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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 

ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS 01810 

SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT 

SECURITIES BOUGHT AND SOLD 
TWELVE MONTHS ENDED - December 31, 2007 



BEGINNING BOOK VALUE - 1/1/2007 

LESS: STOCKS/MUTUAL FUNDS- Sold/Exchanged 



TOTAL Sold 
ADD: STOCKS/MUTUAL FUNDS - Acquired 



TOTAL Acquired 
BOOK VALUE - 12/31/2007 



PROCEEDS COST GAIN/(LOSS) 

STOCKS & MUTUAL FUNDS 
235,253.05 



$0.00 



0.00 

0.00 
235,253.05 



0.00 



BONDS/NOTES 



BEGINNING BOOK VALUE - 1/1/2007 

LESS: BONDS/NOTES - Sold/Matured/Redeemed 



None 

TOTAL Sold/Matured 
ADD: BONDS/NOTES - Acquired 
None 

TOTAL Acquired 
BOOK VALUE - 12/31/2007 



TOTAL SECURITIES/MUTUAL FUNDS @ BOOK VALUE - 12/31/2007 

RESERVE FOR LOWER OF COST/MARKET VALUE 

TOTAL SECURITIES/MUTUAL FUNDS @ ADJ. BOOK VALUE - 12/31/2007 

Broker - Cash/MM Reserve Funds and Checking Account - 12/312007 
Federated Capital Reserve MM Account - TROW - 12/31/2007 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 



0.00 
0.00 



Total 
$235,253.05 Gain/(Loss) 

0.00 

$0.00 

$235,253.05 

$22,379.06 
$14,741.61 



TOTAL VALUE OF ASSETS - 12/312007 



$272,373.72 



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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 
ANDOVER. MASSACHUSETTS 

STATEMENT FOR TWELVE MONTHS ENDING. December 31, 2007 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND SPECIAL FUNDS 



ANDOVER GRANGE 
ANDOVER SERVICEMEN 
H W & MP BARNARD 
J WBARNARD 
ALICE M BELL 
THOMAS BLACK 
EDNA G CHAPIN 
FRED W DOYLE 
WARREN F DRAPER 
WILLIAM G GOLDSMITH 
ELIZABETH T GUTTERSON 
MYRON E GUTTERSON 
NATHAN C HAMBLIN 
MARGARET F HINCHCLIFFE 
PUNCHARD TRUSTEES 
HENRY WYATT 
A.F.B &WA TROW 

Total Scholarships Awarded in June 2007 



Retained Earnings 
Net income 







Apportioned 












Misc 


Net Income 










Beginning 


Additions 


1-Jan-2007 


INTERIM 




CY2007 


FINAL 


BALANCE 


to 


thru 


BALANCE 




Scholarship 


BALANCE 


1-Jan-20O7 


Principal 


31-Dec-07 


31-Dec-2007 




Awards 
and Expenses 


31-D6C-2007 














$3,230 87 


$0 00 


$240 64 


$3,471.51 






$3,471 51 


$30.07550 


$0 00 


$2.240 05 


$32.315 55 


1® 


-$1,000 00 


$31.315 55 


$1.215 58 


$0 00 


$90.54 


$1.30612 






$1,30612 


$8,520 03 


$0 00 


$634 58 


$9,154 61 


1@ 


-$500 00 


$8,654 61 


$1,279 02 


$0 00 


$95 26 


$1.374 28 






$1,374.28 


$16.815 14 


$0 00 


$1.252 41 


$18067 55 


1@ 


-$1.000 00 


$17,067 55 


$2.887 87 


$0 00 


$21509 


$3,102 96 






$3,102.96 


$11,375 92 


$0 00 


$847.29 


$12.22321 


1@ 


-$500 00 


$11.72321 


$1,88195 


$0 00 


$14017 


$2.022 12 






$2,02212 


$3,246 48 


$0 00 


$241 80 


$3,488 28 






$3,48828 


$1.322 55 


$0 00 


$98 50 


$1,421 05 






$1,421 05 


$1.786 00 


$0 00 


$133 02 


$1,919 02 






$1.919 02 


$21,542 65 


$0 00 


$1.604 52 


$23,14717 


1@ 


-$1,000 00 


$22,14717 


$33,573 47 


$0 00 


$2.500 58 


$36.07405 


1@ 


-$1.000 00 


$35.07405 


$11.922 38 


$0 00 


$887 99 


$12.81037 


1@ 


-$500 00 


$12.31037 


$16,651 27 


$1,000.00 (A 


$2240 20 


$18891 47 


1@ 


-$500 00 


$18,391 47 


$101.372 84 

r 


$0 00 


11,086.39 


$112459 23 


8@$1000 


-$8.000 00 
$14,000.00 

-$14,000.00 


$104.45923 


$268.69952 


$1.000 00 


$24,549.03 


$293,248.65 




$279,248.55 


-$10.000 00 












-$10.000 00 


$3.125 17 












$3,125 17 



$261,824.69 

(A- Adtfl funds (after expenses) contributed from Summer 2007 golf tournament 



$272,373.72 



SUMMARY-INCOME/|EXPENSE) 

Income - Scholarship Fund 
Interest Income - Broker MM 
Dividend Income - Secunties/MF 
Capital Gain Distributions - MF 
Gain/(Loss) on Sale of Securities 

Total Gross Income 
Expanses - Scholarship Fund 
Maintenance fee - Broker/MM for period 01 Jan07-31Dec07 
Service charge 

Total expense 

Net Income - Scholarship Fund 

Income - H P Wyatt Fund 
June 2007 Golf Tournament (Rcvd 27Jun07) 
Other golf tournament income 



$636 10 

$6,001 10 

$6.31723 

$0 00 



$12,954.43 



$47929 
$1250 



$491.79 
$12,462.64 (gets apportioned between the other non-Trow funds 



$1.250 00 
$65 00 



Total Gross income 



Expenses 

June 2007 Golf Tournament (Returned 27Jun07) 



$1,315.00 

$315 00 



Total expense 
Net Income - H P Wyatt Fund 
Income - Trow Fund 



Interest Inc Broker MM - Trow 
Div Inc MF - Trow 
Capital Gain Distrib - Trow 



$315.00 
$1,000.00 (applied directly to the H P Wyatt Fund) 



$387.12 
$3,255 77 
$7,731 75 



Total Gross Income 


$11,374.64 


Expenses 




Maintenance fee - Trow for period 01Jan07-31 DecOT 


$27575 


Service charge 


$1250 



Total expense 
Net Income - Trow Fund 



$288.25 
$11,086.39 (applied directly to the Trow fund) 



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TRUSTEES OF PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL 
ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS 

STATEMENT FOR TWELVE MONTHS Ending - December 31. 2007 

SUMMARY OF FUNDS HELD - Scholarship and Trow Funds (31Dec2007) 

Market Value (MV) 
31 -Dec -2007 



TD BANKNORTH CHECKING ACCT. 

FED CAP MM RES - Scholarship FUND 

2,578 907 Shs AMERICAN BALANCED FUND Class A 
885,319 Shs CAPITAL INCOME BUILDER FUND 
14.529 012 Shs FRANKLIN INCOME FUND Class A 
1 ,203 435 Shs TEMPLETON GROWTH FUND Class C 

Total - Individual Scholarship Funds 

FED CAP MM RES - Trow FUND 

1 .01 1 476 Shs PIONEER EQUITY INCOME/TROW FUND Class A 
517.003 Shs PIONEER SMALL CAPn"ROW FUND Class A 
4.900601 Shs PIONEER HIGH YIELD/ TROW FUND Class A 

Total - Trow Scholarship Funds 

RESERVE FOR LOWER OF COST/MARKET 

Total value of funds held (31 Dec2007) 



$0 00 

$22.37906 

$49,798.69 
$55.385 56 
$37,63014 
$28.208 52 

$193,401.97 

$14,74161 

$29,62613 
$12,216 78 
$51,309 29 

$107,893.81 

$0 00 

$301,295.78 



Book Value (BV) 

$0 00 

$22,379.06 

$47,329.79 
$46.523 50 
$36,100.00 

$22,509.73 

$174,842.08 
$14,741.61 

$27.06818 

$10,721.85 
$45,000 00 

$97,531.64 

$0 00 

$272,373.72 



1 17 



MARGARET G. TOWLE FUND 

Under the terms of her will, the late Margaret G. Towle, long-time resident of Andover, 
bequeathed the residue of her estate to the Town of Andover, to be held and administered by it as a 
permanent trust fund. This trust is now known as the Margaret G. Towle Fund. Mrs. Towle 
stipulated in her will that the income from this fund "be devoted to the assistance of the procurement 
of assistance for worthy persons residing in the Town of Andover who may be in need of aid, 
comfort or support on account of old age, disability or unemployment." 

The Fund is administered by a group of three Trustees, chosen by the Town Manager with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, which has disbursed the income from the Fund in accordance 
with the terms of Mrs. Towle's will. The cases are referred to the Trustees by private charitable 
groups and organizations, the Clergy and interested individuals. 

During 2007, the Trustees acted on fourteen cases, disbursing $20,798.72 on twelve approved 
cases and small administration expenses. Only the income of the Fund is available. The principal of 
$345,825.50 and a substantial portion of the current income are invested under the direction of the 
Trustees. All disbursements are made by the Town Treasurer upon vouchers approved by the 
Trustees. 

Balance of Income as of Dec. 31, 2007 $102,285.29 

Receipts - 2007 18,196.63 

$120,481.92 
Disbursements - 2007 20,798.72 

Balance of Income as of Dec. 3 1 , 2007 $ 99,683 .20 



JOHN CORNELL FUEL ASSISTANCE FUND 

The John Cornell Fuel Assistance Fund was established by Article 17 of the 1893 Annual 
Town Meeting. Five thousand dollars was left to the Town to be used for the needy and poor to 
purchase wood or coal. In 1995 the trust documents were modified by the Probate Court of 
Massachusetts to permit the use of all types of fuel for heating, cooking or electrical purposes. Three 
Trustees, with staggered terms approved by vote at the Annual Town Meeting, administer the funds. 
The Trustees approved two applications during the year. 



Balance on hand 6/30/06 $5 1 ,883.72 

Income - FY-2007 2, 1 52.67 

Expenditures - FY-2007 1.400.00 

Balance as of 6/30/07 $52,636.39 



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Revenues: 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Other Excise 

Penalties and Interest on Taxes and Excise 

Payments in Lieu of Taxes 

Fees 

Charges for Services - Water 

Charges for Services - Sewer 

Departmental Revenue - School 

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Investment Income 

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Personal Property Taxes 

Tax Titles 
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Elder Services 

Rentals 

Off Duty Admin Fee 

Cemetery Internment Fees 

Ambulance Fees 

Medicare 

Total Revenues 



TOWN OF ANDOVER, MASSCHUSETTS 

COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 

ALL GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES AND EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS 

June 30, 2007 



General 



4,563 

976 

314 

2 

33 



10 

23 

547 

1,866 

463 
1,474 

1 1 ,040 

87,366 

1.831 

35 



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.362 11 
469.17 
546.00 
153 85 
891.89 
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,171.39 
.992 14 
.27070 
,919 62 



521,594.90 
52,605.00 

123,155.78 
60,564.18 
64.737.00 
58.110 00 

838,659.57 

265,6 4248 

12,535.497 36 



Water 
Enterprise 



Sewer 
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Capital Special Internal 
Projects Revenue Service 



Fund Type 

Expendable 

Trust 



5.833.541.20 



3.318.821 75 



202.983.20 5.009 90 

1.489.62 1,344,988.90 

127,903.75 34,08704 

148.010.00 



4.770,67626 



6.673,54296 



3,598,93378 



51,345 45 
10.198,36800 



17,420.00 
2,225,358.50 



91.220 55 



56.01026 



Total 

(Memorandum 

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4,563. 

976, 

314 

2 

33 

5,833, 

3.318, 

10 

23 

9,124 

1,866 

1,347 

463 

1 ,705 

12,423 

17.861 

87,366 

1.831 

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541.20 
821.75 
901.87 
620.84 
965.25 
469.17 
024.52 
153 85 
648.13 
726.50 
724.35 
992 14 
,270.70 
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5.257.138 32 4.906.927 65 



TTTJC — H .444.219 22 13.848.647 23 2,242.77850 



521,594.90 
52,605.00 

123,155.78 
60,564.18 
64,737.00 
58,110.00 

838,659.57 

265,642.48 

151,235.208.50 



Expenditures 

General Government 

Community Development 

Community Service 

Elder Services 

Municipal Maintenance 

Public Safety 

Water Enterprise 

Sewer Enterprise 

Public Works 

Library 

School 

Fixed 

Insurance 

Stabilization Fund 

Debt Service 

Unemployment Comp 

Retirement 

State & County Assessments 

Total Expenditures 



3,392 

1.495 

985 

662 

4,404 

12.345 



5.247 
2.574 

55,399 

662 

9,956 

2,000 

12.509 

100 

4,111 

2,514 



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53,017 93 



9,891,665 85 



3,755,597.96 



1.922.242 82 



6,735.244 68 



13.759.887 27 



7,566, 

1,495, 

985 

662 

14,295, 

12,345, 

3,755, 

1,922, 

5,247, 

2,574, 

62,135 

662 

23,715 

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12,509, 

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4,111, 

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283.00 
120.00 



118.361.202.15 



3.755.597.96 1.922.242.82 



9,891.665.85 10,856,552 85 



13,759,887.27 



53,01793 



158,600,166.83 



Other Financing Sources (Uses) 

Long Term Debt Proceeds 0.00 

Operating Transfers 3,731,370.00 

Other Financing Sources (Uses) 180,244 41 

Total Sources (Uses) 3.911,614.41 



0.00 00 13,911,635.00 00 

(3,992,813.00) (2,883,202.00) 2,995,135.00 149,510 00 

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Excess (Deficiency) of Revenues over 
(under) expenditures and Other 
Financing Sources (Uses) 

Fund Balance July 1, 2006 

Fund Balance June 30, 2007 



(1,914,090.36) (1.491,272.64) 101,483.03 6,114,832.35 737,176.37 88,759.96 2,189.760.57 5,826,649.28 

9,159.038.93 3,230.119.13 561,991.43 (4,860,749.40) 3,886,187.69 905,883.47 3,985,195.57 16.867,666.82 



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Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2007 



BALANCE 
07/01/06 



ENCUMBRANCE INTERGOVTAL INTEREST 



DEPART- 
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TOTAL 
EXPEND 



BALANCE 
30-Jun-07 



ELECTION OT GRANT 

STATE GENERAL GOVERNMENT GRANTS 

FY03 TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT 

FY03 COMMUNrTY POLICING 

REGIONAL EMERG RESPONSE PLAN 

FEMA 

ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT 

FIREFIGHTER SAFETY EQUIPMENT 

DISASTER REIMBURSEMENTS 

AMBULANCE TASK FORCE MOBILIZATION 

POLICE ANTENNAE 

HOMELAND SECURITY NIMS TRAINING 

MV YOUTH COURT 

ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING 

BULLET VEST PARTNERSHIP 

SETS TRAINING 

STATE PUBLIC SAFETY GRANTS 

PWEO 

PWED G-9403 

CHAPTER 90 

SBE AGREEMENT »50628 

STATE PUBLIC WORKS GRANTS 

HEALTHY COMMUNITY 

LAHEY CLINIC NUTRITION GRANT 

RECYCLE INCENTIVE 

MOTHER GOOSE ASKS WHY GRANT 

MOBILITY ASSISTANCE GRANT 

ARTS LIBRARY COUNCIL 

RIGHT TO KNOW 

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP GRANT 

SECONDHAND SMOKE INITIATIVE 

LIBRARY AID CH 78 SEC 19A 

NEW HORIZONS FOR YOUTH 

LIBRARY AID CH 139 

FY03 COA FORMULA GRANT 

SERVING TWEENS i. TEENS (LIB) 

HEALTHY EATING OLDER ADULTS 

OTHER STATE GRANTS 

OFF STREET PARKING 

CEMETERY SALE OF LOTS FUND 

SALE OF REAL ESTATE 

WETLAND FILING FEES 

RECEIPTS RESERVED FOR APPROPRIATION 

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY 

SPED ENTITLEMENT 

SPED ENTITLEMENT 

EARLY CHILDHOOD ALLOCATION 

EARLY CHILDHOOD ALLOCATION 

SPED IMPROVEMENT 

SPED IMPROVEMENT 

SPED ASSISTANCE AND MONITORING 

SPED SUMMER INSTITUTE 

SPED MACS ALT ASSESSMENT 242 

SPED MACS ALT ASSESSMENT 242 

50/50 PROGRAM 

CIRCUIT BREAKER 

CH70 

DRUG FREE SCHOOLS 

DRUG FREE SCHOOLS 

DRUG FREE SCHOOLS 

TITLE I READING 

Title VI 

Title V 

TECH LIT\ENHANCED ED 

TECH UTIENHANCED ED 

TITLE 1 

KATRINA ASSISTANCE GRANT 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

PROF DEB TEACHER QUALITY 140 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT 

AHS WORKFORCE GRANT 

COMPASS GRANT 

CORPORATE GRANTS 



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Town of Andover 

Special Revenue/Grants Rollforward 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2007 



FUND /TITLE 

ANDOVER HIGH DONATIONS 

ENGINEERING GRANT 

OTHER GIFTS AND GRANTS 

ANDOVER CARES 

AIRS 

COLLINS CTR REVOLVING 

SANBORN GITS AND GRANTS 

WEST MIDDLE GIFTS AND GRANTS 

REVOLVING FUNDS EDUCATION 



BALANCE 
07/01/06 ENCUMBRANCE INTERGOVTAL INTEREST 

374 03 
13.37200 

6.421 04 

3.381 45 
17.31761 
26.64916 

3.579 62 

1,26612 



DEPART- 


TOTAL 




BALANCE 


MENTAL 


EXPEND 


OFU 


30-Jun-07 




0.00 


374.03 


000 




00 


13.372 00 


0.00 




0.00 


6,421 04 


00 




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3 381 45 


0.00 




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17.317.61 


0.00 




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26.649 16 


00 




000 


3.579 62 


0.00 




000 


1.28612 


00 




000 




000 



00 2.887.79100 



00 298 953 45 



ATHLETIC REVOLVING 
REVOLVING FUNDS ATHLETIC 

CH44 SEC 53E 1/2 LEGAL NOTICES 
CH44 SEC 53E 1/2 DCS REVOLVING 
CH44 SEC 53E 1/2 YOUTH SERVICES 
CH44 SEC 53E 1/2 ELDER SERVICES 
CH44 SEC 53E 1/2 TITLE V HEALTH CLINICS 
CH44 SEC 53E 1/2 LIBRARY AUDIO/VISUAL 
CH44 SEC 53E 1/2 FIELDS REVOLVING 
CH44 SEC 53E 1/2 POLICE ANTENNAE 
REVOLVING CHAPTER 44 53 E 1/2 



17.240 48 



58.962 86 
202.66621 
112.62126 
66.55980 
25.91152 
21 321 34 



00 00 



278 00 

1.664 05 

105 00 



24.999 55 
13.524 44 



105,564 33 
447.735 50 
155,949 43 
94.850 50 
25.050 07 
38.834 00 
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92.580 03 
368.328 80 
197.07921 
93.322 15 
25.494 31 
33.999 16 
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17,24048 

00 

71.947 16 

282.55091 

73.155 53 
68.19315 
25.467 28 

26.156 18 
29.464 65 
17.369 72 



926.541 76 



861.051 21 



594,304 58 



FRONTAGE ROAO 
FIELDS REVOLVING 
RECYCLABLE BATTERY PROGRAM 
P&F DAMAGE RESTITUTION 
TOWN DAMAGE RESTITUTION 
PUBLIC SAFETY DAMAGE REST 
PUBLIC WORKS DAMAGE REST 
LOST/DAMAGED BOOKS 
OTHER REVOLVING FUNDS 



3,855 66 
24 999 55 

1.253 84 
19.61338 
34,809 68 

4.694 25 
21.745 75 
17864 64 



419 58 
12.620 99 
7.376 42 



00 

000 

000 

69.411 36 

581 25 

000 

23.41242 

14,631 19 



3,855 66 
000 

1,253.84 
57,737 66 
34.22843 

5.11363 
10.954 32 
10.610.07 



128.836 95 



127,952 63 



108.036 22 



123,753 81 



CORPORATE GRANTS 

ANDOVER HIGH DONATIONS 

OTHER GIFTS AND GRANTS 

ENGINEERING GRANT 

EARLY CHILDHOOD REV 

SCHOOL DAMAGE 

COMMUNITY ASK REVOLVING 

PARENT TO PARENT REVOLVING 

ANDOVER C A RES 

ANDOVER BUDDY CORPS 

ALL DAY KINDERGARTEN 

EXTRA CURRICULAR REV 

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC REVOLVING 

FINE ARTS 

PHYS ED REVOLVING 

AIRS 

LOST BOOKS 

STUDENT TEACHER REVOLVING 

COLLINS CTR REVOLVING 

OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES REV 

AND/LAW COLLAB REV. 

TRANSPORTATION REVOLVING 

SANBORN GIFTS AND GRANTS 

SOUTH SCHOOL GIFTS AND GRANTS 

WEST ELEM GIFTS AND GRANTS 

HIGH PLAIN GIFTS AND GRANTS 

WOOD HILL GIFTS AND GRANTS 

DMS ENGINEERING GIFTS AND GRANTS 

WEST MIDDLE GIFTS AND GRANTS 

GUIDANCE SERVICES 

GRANTS ADMINISTRATION 

OTHER SPECIAL REV FUNDS EDUCATION 

FOOD SERVICES 

OTHER SPECIAL REV FUNDS SCHOOL LUNCH 

SHED CONTRIBUTIONS 

VETERAN'S SERVICES GIFTS 

CABLE TV COMMUNITY ACCESS 

VETERAN'S WORLD WAR 11 MEMORIAL 

CABLE TV VERIZON 

GIFT - FIREWORKS 

PHILLIPS ACADEMY GIFT 

OLD TOWN HALL RESTORATION 

TOWN GIFT & DONATIONS 



25.77436 

37403 

6.27104 

13.372 00 



24.11306 

1.160 00 
2.252 09 
18.756 90 

0.00 
311.423 32 
54.84939 
9 886 76 
1613810 
6.762.12 

38.963 50 
0.00 

70.45243 

1.672.26 

333,52817 



7,26381 

2,140 69 

623.97 

5.00 

2.186 62 

801.581.34 

468.78 

2,168.94 



96.009 40 
15.62024 

6.845 00 
41700 

900153 86 
198,077 81 
13.672 00 
71 365 25 
277 87 
17400 
11,352 73 

201.84840 

103.389.04 

1.0O0.00 

127.600 00 

17.117 79 

5.63300 

3.44600 

654 60 

750.00 

19,000 00 

1.925.00 

500.00 

45.000 00 



33.786 80 

153 15 

25.921 04 

9.569 76 

61.340 21 

000 

0.00 

9.123 10 

000 

000 

910.080 98 

191.661 42 

9.42842 

67,646 19 

257 87 

36624 

9.434 20 

0.00 

214.048 88 

105.109 50 

1.166.10 

328,71733 

6.960 64 

555 48 

000 

654 60 

745 32 

3481 

2.580 90 

0.00 

40.410 56 



0.00 15,94919 



1.433.020.79 


1,650.307 68 




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700.00 


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394.73 




5.00 


212.20398 


55.073 37 




2.000 00 


111.885.94 


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14.825 00 


5.565.00 



2.27315 
257 87 



899.54 
400.00 



16.723.98 

220 88 

6.145 00 

3,802.24 

58.782.25 

16.78024 

2.252 09 

16.478 80 

3.798 45 

00 

301.496 20 

57.511 79 

14,130 34 

17,584.01 

6.524 25 

17.12537 

40.012.02 

0.00 

13.549.14 

68.331 97 

1.506.16 

132,410.84 

12.368 98 

5.077.52 

3.446 00 

000 

4 68 

18.965.19 

630.22 

500.00 

4.589.44 



889.978.10 


00 


000 


00 


98,005 39 


1,894.360 41 


2.029.753.50 


9.84235 


842.748.05 


235,87461 








15,949.19 


1.433.020 79 


1.650,307 68 




34,536.91 



7.263.81 

2.84569 

229.24 

000 

157,13061 

186 62 

913.467.28 

468 78 

11,428 94 



128 



Town of Andover 

Special Revenue/Grants Rollforward 

Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2007 



BALANCE 

07/01/06 



ENCUMBRANCE INTERGOVTAL INTEREST 



DEPART- 
MENTAL 



TOTAL 
EXPEND 



BALANCE 
30-Jutv07 



CONSERVATION GIFT 

CONSERVATION TRAIL ACCOUNT 

DCS-GIFT 

YOUTH SERVICES GIFTS/CONTRIBUTIONS 

COA SENIOR CONNECTIONS 

COA SCHOLARSHIPS 

OARE CONTRIBUTIONS 

LIBRARY GIFTS & DONATIONS 

HOME FOR THE AGED GIFT 

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING 

A24, 2005 ACCUM BENEFfTS 

AXX2006 ACCUM BENEFITS 

A17 2007 ACCUM BENEFfTS 

BALLARDVALE HISTORIC DISTRICT 

POLICE GIFTS AND DONATIONS 

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS 

ANDOVER HOUSING PARTNERSHIP GIFT 

LOWELL ST/SHAWSHEEN TRAFFIC MITIGATION 

SHINGLES PREV VACCINATION 

TIMOTHY HORNE - GIFT AYS 

OTHER SPECIAL REV FUNDS 



4.964 14 

234 65 

3.875.68 

74,094 96 



805.23 
34.256 19 
54.039 81 
171 10 
275.64629 
400.000 00 

52 22 
5.000 00 
5.000 00 



30 000 00 



1,069 63 
69,285 77 
81.093 00 

5.000.00 

15.135 00 
2.500 00 
1 ,250 00 



15.000 00 
2.500 00 
5.000 00 



2 049 96 



0.00 

00 

00 

31.025 99 

56.289 82 

0.00 

00 

5,186 50 

4.277 35 

773 59 

275.64629 

247.283 48 

000 

62 70 

00 

16.264 00 

11.125 00 

000 

14.535 00 

000 



4.964 14 

234 85 

4,945 31 

112,354 74 

22.803 18 

5.000 00 

80523 

44.204 69 

54.752 30 

647.51 

00 

152.71652 

300,000 00 

-1048 

5,000 00 

3.736 00 

-8,625 00 

5,000 00 

15.455 00 

152 049 96 



1.674.57962 175 02 30.000 00 4.364 78 300,000 00 
4.0O4.722.OO 22.734 97 4.493.268 33 7 788 44 751432 02 



727.502 82 



1.969.064 92 



AGENCY ACCOUNTS 
MEALS TAX CAFETERIA 
FISHING LICENSES TO STATE 
POLICE OFF DUTY 
FIRE OFF DUTY 

AMBULANCE AGENCY ACCOUNTS 
FIREARMS PERMITS 
MEALS TAX ELDER SERVICES 



000 

00 

-155.925 00 

-5.956 54 

-4.454 82 

-0 50 



2.230 17 
6.456 25 
960 449 00 
56.480.00 
37.649 07 
13.21250 
1,167 93 



1.899 07 
6,458 75 
857.900 00 
57.280 00 
33.19425 
13.212.50 
1 .059 37 



331 10 

-250 

-53.376 00 

-6.756 54 

00 

-0 50 

108 56 



-166 336 86 


000 


000 


00 


00 


1.077,644 92 


971,003 94 


000 


-59,695 88 


3 838 385 14 


22 734 97 


J 493 268 33 


- 786 44 


751 432 02 


6 673 542 96 


10 856 552 85 


307,234 95 


4 623 354 06 



129 



TOWN OF ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS 

TRUST - CEMETERY - SPECIAL FUNDS 

IN CUSTODY OF THE TOWN TREASURER 

YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2007 







BALANCE 










BALANCE 


FUND 


BENEFICIARY 


July 1.2006 


DEPOSITS 


OTHER 


INCOME 


DRAWN 


June 30. 2007 


SPRING GROVE 




902.139.57 


17.420.00 




45,071.83 


25,000.00 


939,631.40 


SPRING GROVE FLOWERS 




35.418.98 






1,482.82 


1,475.00 


35,426.80 


EMILINE LINCOLN 


AVIS 


1.78217 






74.74 




1.856.91 


EMMA J. LINCOLN 


A.V.I.S 


976.31 






40.96 




1.017.27 


CONSERVATION FUND 


CONSERVATION 


58.133.54 






2,438 12 




60,571.66 






60.89202 


0.00 


0.00 


2,553.82 


0.00 


63.44584 


J GREELEY 


LIBRARY 


6.582 19 






276.96 




6.859.15 


EMS BELL LIBRARY TRUST 


LIBRARY 


55.061.05 






2,309.10 




57,370.15 






61.643.24 


0.00 


0.00 


2.586.06 


0.00 


64,229.30 


STABILIZATION 


TOWN 


993.076.89 




2.000,000 00 


48.442.12 




3,041,519.01 


A & A.V. LINCOLN 


SPELLING BEE 


1.014.70 






42.24 




1,056.94 


A.J. LINCOLN 


NEEDY CHILDREN 


21.074.16 






1.143.46 




22,217.62 


ALLEN 


FLOWERS 


26279 






11.01 


15.00 


258.80 


AMERICAN LEGION 


HIGH SCHOOL 


1,149.31 






48.19 




1,197.50 


BALLARDVALE MEMORIAL 


FLOWERS 


1.298 31 






54.42 


25.00 


1,327.73 


CD. WOOD 


MEMORIAL 


1.228,429 91 






51.519.75 




1,279,949.66 


CHRIS MAYNARD BOOKS 


SOUTH SCHOOL 


4.78249 






194.45 


348.07 


4.628.87 


CONROY 


HIGH SCHOOL 


1.558.68 






65.36 




1,624.04 


DAVID & LUCY SHAW 


WELFARE 


42.670.36 






1,789.55 




44.459.91 


DRAPER 


SCHOOL 


15.34233 






643.43 




15.985.76 


El RAYMOND 


WELFARE/FLOWERS 


2.617 19 






10977 




2.726.96 


ESTATE S.P. WHITE 


SPRING GROVE 


14.36904 






779.66 




15,148.70 


FARRINGTON 


FLOWERS 


1.767 60 






74.07 


15.00 


1 .826.67 


HOLT 


SCHOOL 


69897 






29.32 




728.29 


JOHN CORNELL 


WOOD & COAL 


51.883.72 






2.152.67 


1 ,400.00 


52.636.39 


MARGARET G. TOWLE 


PRINCIPAL 


345,825.50 










345.825.50 


MARGARET G. TOWLE 


INCOME 


93.07969 






18.810.21 


1,317.23 


110.572.67 






438.905.19 


0.00 


0.00 


18.810.21 


1.317.23 


456.398.17 


POLICE DRUG ACCOUNT 


POLICE 


19.831.96 




30.970.00 


215.55 


20,485.80 


30,531.71 


RAFTON (INTEREST) 




598 50 










598.50 


RAFTON (PRINCIPAL) 


SCHOLARSHIP 


3.490.04 




172.80 


148.93 




3.811.77 






4.088.54 


0.00 


172.80 


148.93 


0.00 


4,410.27 


RICHARDSON 


SHAWSHEEN SCHOOI 


4.235.08 






86.24 


2,921 .83 


1.399.49 


SMART 


FLOWERS 


13.910.93 






583.41 


15.00 


14.479.34 


TAYLOR 


FUEL 


1 .850.28 






77.60 




1,927.88 


TOWN 400TH CELEBRATION 




7.967.00 






334.35 




B.301.35 


ELDERLY TAXATION FUND 




3.541.98 




6,015.06 






9,557.04 


W.L. RAYMOND 


WELFARE 


48.774.35 






2.045.55 




50,819.90 


MUNICIPAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING 


0.00 




7,055.55 


49.25 




7,104.80 






3,985.195.57 


17.420.00 


2,044,21341 


181.145.09 


53.017.93 


6,174,956.14 


INTERNAL SERVICE FUNDS 
















INSURANCE 


TOWN 


229.059.71 


42,368.00 




12,748.24 


42,368.25 


241,807.70 


UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATE 


1 


121,755.79 


100,000.00 




4,563.75 


90,469.41 


135.850.13 


TOWN INSURANCE HEALTH 




467,328.56 


9.956,000.00 


3,598,933.78 


34,033.46 


13,580,618.61 


475,677.19 


WORKERS COMPENSATION 




87.73941 


100,000.00 






46,431 .00 


141.308.41 


TOTAL INTERNAL SERVICE FUNDS 




905.88347 


10,198,368.00 


3,598,933.78 


51,345.45 


13,759,887.27 


994.643.43 


GRAND TOTAL ALL TRUST FUNDS 




4,891.079 04 


10.215,788.00 


5.643.147 19 


232,490.54 


13.812,905.20 


7,169,599.57 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS 

ANALYSIS OF BONDS AUTHORIZED AND OUTSTANDING 

June 30, 2007 (Post 12/01/2007 Issue) 



ARTICLE 



PROJECT NAME 



NEW 
AUTHORIZATION AUTH'TION 
June 30, 2007 



DECREASES 



AUTHORIZATION 
December 1 , 2007 



ART 41, 1999 SEWER CONSTRUCTION - SO MAIN ST 

ART 44, 1999 LANDFILL CLOSURE 

ART 74 , 1 999 MAIN STREET STREETSCAPE 

ART 12, 2001 LAND ACQUISITION LOWELL JCT RD 

ART 10-1 , 2002 PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER (ADD'L FUNDING) 

ART 1 1 . 2002 NEW SCHOOL ADDITIONAL FUNDING 

ART 12, 2002 WEST ELEMENTARY ASBESTOS REMOVAL 

ART 23. 2002 CONSERVATION FUND 

ART 48, 2002 MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENTS 

ART 20, 2003 WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS 

ART 32, 2004 SENIOR CENTER PLANS 

ART 35, 2004 SO MAIN/ROGERS BROOK SEWER 

ART 2A. 2004 SOUTH MAIN AREA SEWERS 

ART 1 1 , 2005 SCHOOL BUILDING RENOVATIONS/REPAIRS 

ART 34, 2005 WATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS 

ART 41, 2005 FISHBROOK PUMPING STATION 

ART 17 2006 SCHOOL ROOF REPLACEMENTS 

ART 33 2006 REPAIR/REPLACEMENT SANITARY SEWER 

ART 37 2006 FIRE PUMPER TRUCK 

ART 43 2006 LANDFILL CAP/LEDGE ROAD 

ART 46 2006 TOWN HVAC REPLACEMENTS 

ART 46 2006 SCHOOL HVAC REPLACEMENTS 

ART 15,2007 SCHOOL ROOF REPLACEMENT 

ART 27, 2007 TOWN BUILDING MAINT/IMPROVE 

ART 28, 2007 SCHOOL BUILDING MAINT/IMPROVE 

ART 36, 2007 DASCOMB/OSGOOD SEWER 

ART 2A, 2007 ACQUIRE 16 PEARSON ST 

ART 3A, 2007 ACQUIRE 18 PEARSON ST 

ART 4A, 2007 ACQUIRE 37 PEARSON ST 

ART 41, 2007 KIRKLAND DRIVE SEWER 

ART 51, 2007 ACQUIRE 15 BLANCHARD ST 

ART 52. 2007 BRIDGE REPAIRS 

ART 64. 2007 SHAWSHEEN PUMPING STATION 



4.498.000.00 

1,700,000 00 
254,000 00 
900.000.00 
580.000.00 
350,000.00 
100,000.00 
400,000.00 
269,500.00 

1.472,000.00 
30.000.00 

1.250,000 00 

1,500,000 00 
500.000.00 

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1,115.000 00 

500,000.00 

440,000 00 

500.000.00 

250.000.00 
200,000.00 

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955,000.00 

1,065.000 00 
200.000 00 
455,000.00 
390,000 00 
505,000.00 
250,000 00 

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100,000.00 
750,000.00 



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80,000.00 


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100,000.00 


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0.00 


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1,000,000.00 


500,000.00 


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250,000.00 


250.000 00 


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0.00 


0.00 


500.000 00 


250,000.00 


0.00 


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0.00 


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0.00 


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0.00 


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0.00 


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100.000.00 


0.00 


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14,621,865.00 



28,691,865 00 



133 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING APRIL 23, 24, 30, 2007 

Agreeably to a Warrant signed by the Selectmen on March 6, 2007 the Inhabitants of said Town 
who are qualified to vote in Elections and Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the designated 
polling place. All nine precincts: Precincts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, and 
Nine are to vote at the Collins Field House, Andover High School, Shawsheen Road, in said 
Andover, on 

TUESDAY, THE TWENTY- SEVENTH DAY OF MARCH, 2007 

at seven o'clock A.M. to eight o'clock P.M. to act upon the following articles: 

Pursuant to the foregoing Warrant, I subscriber, one of the Constables of the Town of Andover, 
have notified the Inhabitants of said Town to meet at the time and place and for the purposes 
stated in said Warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the same on the Town Hall, on each 
school house and in no less than five other public places where bill and notices are usually 
posted and by publication in Andover Townsman. Said Warrants have been posted and 
published fourteen days. 

Ronald Bertheim 
Constable 

ARTICLE 1. To elect a Moderator for one year, two Selectmen for three years, two School 
Committee members for three years and one member of the Andover Housing Authority for one 
year. 

All of the above candidates are to be voted on one ballot. The polls will be open from seven 
o'clock A.M. to eight o'clock P.M. 

After the final action on the preceding Article One, the said meeting shall stand adjourned by 
virtue of Chapter 39, Section 20 of the Massachusetts General Laws, to Monday, April 23, 2007, 
at seven o'clock P.M. in the Collins Field House, Andover High School, Shawsheen Road, in 
said Andover, then and there to begin acting upon articles that follow in this warrant. 

ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING APRIL 23, 2007 

The check lists were used at the entrance and showed eight hundred and ninety seven (897) 
voters admitted to the meeting. 

Sheila M. Doherty, Moderator, called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. 

The American Legion Post 8 presented the posting of the Flag. 

The opening prayer was giving by Rev. Calvin Muti, South Church, Central Street. 

There was a moment of silence for the deceased that have worked and lived in the Town. 

The Salute to the flag was led by Alex J. Vispoli, Chairman, Board of Selectmen. 



134 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING APRIL 23, 24, 30, 2007 

The Sr. Center Chorus, the Sunrise Singers, directed by Linda Kirk, sang the opening song 
"America", written by Samuel Francis Smith while living in the Town of Andover. 

Upon unanimous consent it was VOTED to admit eighty-three (83) non- voters to the meeting 
and escort non-voters to the non- voting section thereafter. 

AWARDS: 

James D. Doherty, retired Moderator for the Town of Andover for 29 years, was presented a 
recognition ward from his daughter, Sheila M. Doherty, newly elected Moderator this past 
March. Mr. Doherty was presented with a Town scenic mirror for his years of service to the 
Town, for not only his service as Moderator, but also his service as playground supervisor, 
election worker, election Warden and the countless committees he has help and or chaired for the 
Town of Andover. 

John P. Hess, retired Selectman, serving from 1997 through March of 2007, was presented with 
an award of appreciation for his years of serving, not only as a Selectman, but also for serving on 
the Andover Housing Authority and numerous other committees during his public service to the 
Town. 

Upon motion made by Stephani Traina Goldshein, President of the League of Women Voters, 
and duly seconded, it was voted by a Majority vote that a time limit of five minutes would be 
imposed during the 2007 Town Meeting for presenters and that audience speakers would be 
limited to three minutes. Speakers needing additional time may appeal to the Moderator for 
more time. 

The Moderator announced various house keeping issues to the meeting members, including 
turning off cell phones, the order of speakers for the meeting, use of Pro and Con Microphones, 
the location of microphones, stage participants and the location of voting sections. 

The Moderator announced there would be no smoking, food or drinks (except water) in the 
Gymnasium. 

The Moderator introduced Atty. Christopher Vrountas as the Town Meeting "Ombudsman", and 
reminded meeting members that he would help them with questions on Town Meeting 
procedures and amendments to articles. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was VOTED by unanimous consent to dispense with 
the reading of the Warrant and return of service of the Constable. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was VOTED by unanimous consent that the Moderator 
refer to the warrant articles by number and subject matter. 

ARTICLE 1. To elect a Moderator for one year, two Selectmen for three years, two School 
Committee members for three years and one member of the Andover Housing Authority for one 
year. 



135 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING APRIL 23, 24, 30, 2007 



All candidates above were voted for on one ballot on March 27, 2007. The Polls were open from 
7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. 

Town Clerk, Randall L. Hanson, declared the successful candidates to be as follows: 



Moderator 

Board of Selectmen 



For One Year 
For Three Years 



School Committee 



For Three Years 



Andover Housing Authority For One Year 

Election Not Required by Ballot 



Sheila M. Doherfy 
9 Juniper Road 

Alex J. Vispoli 

7 Alison Way 
Gerald Stabile, Jr. 

8 Blueberry Hill Road 

Richard J. Collins 
117 Lovejoy Road 

Debra Silberstein 

28 Burton Farm Road 

Janice Burkholder 
22 Arundel Street 



ARTICLE 2. To elect all other officers not required by law to be elected by ballot or take any 
other action related there. 

On request of the Town Clerk 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED that Barbra Brandt-Saret, 9 Delphi Circle, 
be elected Trustee of the Cornell Fund for three years, and that Richard J. Bowen, 12 Bannister 
Road, be elected Trustee of the Cornell Fund for one year by a Majority vote. 

Salaries of Elected Officials 

ARTICLE 3. To establish the salaries of the elected officers for the ensuing year or take any 
other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Clerk 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED by a Majority vote that the salaries of the 
elected Town Officers be established as follows: 



Town Moderator - 

Selectmen - 
School Committee 



$250.00 for each Annual Town Meeting and $60.00 for each 

Special Town Meeting except when it falls within the Annual 

Town Meeting. 

Chairman -$1,800.00 

Members- $1,500.00 

Chairman -$1,800.00 - 

Members- $1,500.00 



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The Town Clerk presided over the vote for the Moderator's salary. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

FY-2008 Budget 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to determine what sums of money the Town will 
raise and appropriate, including appropriations from available funds, to defray charges and 
expenses of the Town, including debt and interest, and to provide for a reserve fund for the 
Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2007 and ending June 30, 2008 or take any other action related 
thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

ARTICLE 4 - 2007 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

1 PERSONAL SERVICES 2,266,361 

2 OTHER EXPENSES 1,195,718 
TOTAL 3,462,079 

Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 

the following sums of money by a Majority' Vote: 

.-I 

3 PERSONAL SERVICES 1,393,389 

4 OTHER EXPENSES 137,004 
TOTAL 1,530,393 

including 6,000 from wetland filing fees 

Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 



5 PERSONAL SERVICES 706,840 

6 OTHER EXPENSES 276,845 
TOTAL 983,685 

including 520,000 and 52,605 in receipts from Community Services 
and Youth Services programs and activities. 



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Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

7 PERSONAL SERVICES 548,072 

8 OTHER EXPENSES 146,454 
TOTAL 694,526 

including 72,4000 in grants and 55,000 in user fees. 



Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

9 PERSONAL SERVICES 3,009,979 

10 OTHER EXPENSES 1,316,305 
TOTAL 4,326,284 

including 70,000 in rental receipts, 30,000 from perpetual care 
income and 57,000 from cemetery fees. 



Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

11 PERSONAL SERVICES 12,149,807 

12 OTHER EXPENSES 1,225,730 
TOTAL 13,375,537 

including 150,028 in parking receipts, 60,000 in detail fees, and 850,000 in ambulance collections. 



Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

13 PERSONAL SERVICES 1,613,408 

14 OTHER EXPENSES 3,939,078 
TOTAL 5,552,486 

Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

15 PERSONAL SERVICES 2,019,141 

16 OTHER EXPENSES 587,387 
TOTAL 2,606,528 



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Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

17 COMPENSATION FUND 

18 RESERVE FUND 200,000 
TOTAL 200,000 

Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

19 PERSONAL SERVICES 44,762,902 

20 OTHER EXPENSES 12,414,940 
TOTAL 57,177,842 

including $300,000 in Medicaid receipts 

Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

21 PERSONAL SERVICES 374,186 

22 OTHER EXPENSES 1,782,250 
TOTAL 2,156,436 

Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

23 PERSONAL SERVICES 1,719,708 

24 OTHER EXPENSES 2,484,850 
TOTAL 4,204,558 

including 450,000 from Water reserves 

Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

GREATER LAWRENCE 

25 ASSESSMENT 381,200 
TOTAL 381,200 

Upon Motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to raise and appropriate 
the following sums of money by a Majority Vote: 

26 DEBT SERVICE 12,416,127 

27 GENERAL INSURANCE 669,000 



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28 
29 
30 



UNEMPLOYMENT 
COMPENSATION 
RETIREMENT FUND 
HEALTH INSURANCE FUND 
TOTAL 



100,000 

4,393,953 

10,447,000 

28,026,080 



GRAND TOTAL 

less dedicated Revenues 

NET TOTAL 



124,677,634 

(2,673,033) 

122,004,601 



Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Selectmen Report: Approval 

School Committee Report: Approval 



ARTICLE 4 - 2007 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
SPECIAL ARTICLES 



SPECIAL ARTICLES - FREE CASH 



Article 8 



Free Cash FY 2008 



$712,000.00 



SPECIAL ARTICLES FROM FREE CASH 



Article 7 



Article 13 
Article 19 
Article 38 
Article 39 
Article 62 



Health Insurance Fund 
Unemployment Compensation Fund 
General Insurance Fund 
Stabilization Fund 

Accumulated Employee Benefit Account 
Acquire Granli Drive 
Shawsheen River Foot Bridge 
Fireworks 



$350,000.00 

$100,000.00 

$42,368.00 

$2,000,000.00 

$300,000.00 

$2,000.00 

$15,000.00 

$11,000.00 

TOTAL $2,820,368.00 



SPECIAL ARTICLES - TRANSFER OF FUNDS 



NONE 



RESCIND BOND AUTHORIZATIONS 



NONE 



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SPECIAL ARTICLES - BORROWING 



Article 15 School Roof Replacements 

Article 27 Town Building /Renovation 

Article 28 School Building Maintenance/Renovation 

Article 36 Dascomb Road/Osgood Street Sewer Extension 

Article 41 Kirkland Drive Sewer 

Article 51 Acquisition of 1 5 Blanchard Street 

Article 52 Bridge Repairs 

Article 64 Shawsheen Sewer Pumping Station 



TOTAL 



$2,980,000.00 
$955,000.00 

$1,065,000.00 
$200,000.00 
$250,000.00 

$2,100,000.00 
$100,000.00 
$750,000.00 

$8,400,000.00 



UNEXPENDED APPROPRIATIONS 

Article 9 Transfer of Funds From the Following Warrant Articles: 

Article 1 9, 1 999 - Architectural Plans /New Middle $80,023.63 

Elementary Schools 

Article 50, 2002 - Dascomb Road Traffic Signals $65,938.08 

TOTAL $145,961.71 
to be appropriated to the following: 

Repairs to Bancroft/West Elementary Schools $80,023.63 

Bridge Repairs $65,938.08 

TOTAL $145,961.71 

SPECIAL ARTICLES - CHAPTER 44 SEC. 53 1/2 REVOLVING ACCOUNTS 



Article 14 A Community Development and Planning Department 

Article 14 B Memorial Hall Library -Lost/Damaged Materials 

Article 14 C Health Clinic 

Article 14 D Division of Community Services 

Article 14 E Division of Youth Services 

Article 14 F Field Maintenance 

Article 14 G Division of Elder Services 

Article 14 H Public Safety 

Article 14 I Memorial Hall Library Audio/Visual 

Article 14 J School Photocopy Fees 

Article 14 K Solid Waste 

TOTAL 



$70,000.00 

$20,000.00 

$30,000.00 

$350,000.00 

$225,000.00 

$80,000.00 

$200,000.00 

$50,000.00 

$36,000.00 

$7,000.00 

$15,000.00 

$1,083,000.00 



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SPECIAL ARTICLES FROM TAXATION 

Article 5 Capital Projects Fund $1,781,000.00 

TOTAL $1,781,000.00 

SPECIAL ARTICLES FROM STABILIZATION FUND 

NONE 

SPECIAL ARTICLES FROM WATER RESERVES 

Article 35 Vehicle Replacement $120,000.00 

Article 46 Water Distribution Improvements $500,000.00 

Article 47 Pump Replacements $250,000.00 

Article 54 Andover Salt Balance Study $50,000.00 

$920,000.00 

SPECIAL ARTICLES FROM CONSERVATION FUND 

NONE 
SPECIAL ARTICLES FROM OVERLAY SURPLUS 

NONE 
SPECIAL ARTICLES FROM PARKING RECEIPTS 

NONE 

A true record 
ATTEST 



Randall L. Hanson 
Town Clerk 



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Capital Projects Fund Appropriation - FY-2008 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 
$2,800,000 for the purpose of funding the Fiscal Year 2008 appropriation for the Capital Projects 
Fund or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED that that Article 5 be approved as printed 
in the warrant by a Majority vote in the amount of $1,781,000 from taxation. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Budget Transfers 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from amounts previously appropriated at 
the 2006 Annual Town Meeting as authorized by MGL Chapter 44, Section 33B or take any 
other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager as recommended by the Finance Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 6 be WITHDRAWN by a 
Majority vote. 

Supplemental Budget Appropriations 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds a sum of money to 
supplement appropriations voted at the April 2006 Annual Town Meeting or take any other 
action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager as recommended by the Finance Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town vote to transfer from free cash 
the sum of $ 492,368 and appropriate $350,000 to the Health Insurance Fund, $100,000 to the 
Unemployment Compensation Fund and $42,368 to the General Insurance Fund by a Majority 
vote. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Free Cash 

ARTICLE 8. To see what amount the Town will vote to permit the Assessors to use in free cash 
to reduce the Fiscal Year 2008 tax rate and to affect appropriations voted at the 2007 Annual 
Town Meeting. 



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On request of the Town Manager as recommended by the Finance Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town permit the Assessors to use 
$712,000 in free cash to reduce the Fiscal Year 2008 tax rate and to affect appropriations voted 
at the 2007 Annual Town Meeting by a Majority vote. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Unexpended Appropriations 

ARTICLE 9. To see what disposition shall be made of unexpended appropriations and free cash 
in the treasury. 

On request of the Town Manager as recommended by the Finance Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Town transfer the sum of $145,961.71 
from the following unexpended appropriations by a Majority vote: 

Article 1 9, 1 999 Architectural Plans New Middle/Elementary Schools 
$80,023.63 

Article 50, 2002 Dascomb Road Traffic Signals 
$65,938.08 

and appropriate $80,023.63 for repairs to Bancroft and West Elementary schools 
and $65,938.08 for bridge repairs. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

General Housekeeping Articles 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote the following consent articles or take any other 
action related thereto: 

A. Grant Program Authorization 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and/or the Town 
Manager to apply for, accept and enter into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of 
any funds allotted to Andover by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the U. S. Government 
under any State or Federal grant program or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

B. Road Contracts 



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To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Manager to enter into a contract with 
the Massachusetts Highway Department Commissioners or the Federal Government for the 
construction and maintenance of public highways in the Town of Andover for the ensuing year 
or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

C. Town Report 

To act upon the report of the Town officers or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

D. Property Tax Exemptions 

To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Section 4, Chapter 73 of the Acts 
of 1986 as amended by Chapter 126 of the Acts of 1988 to allow an additional property tax 
exemption for Fiscal Year 2008 for those persons who qualify for property tax exemptions under 
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 59, Section 5 or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Board of Assessors 

E. Contracts in Excess of Three Years 

To see if the Town will vote in accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General 
Laws Chapter 30B, Section 12(b), to authorize the Town Manager or the Superintendent of 
Schools to solicit and award contracts for terms exceeding three years but no greater than five 
years, including any renewal, extension or option, provided in each instance the longer term is 
determined to be in the best interest of the Town by a vote of the Board of Selectmen or the 
School Committee, as appropriate, or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

F. Accepting Easements 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and the School 
Committee to accept grants of easements for streets, water, drainage, sewer and utility purposes 
on terms and conditions the Board and the Committee deem in the best interests of the Town or 
take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

G. Granting Easements 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and the School 
Committee to grant easements for water, drainage, sewer and utility purposes on terms and 



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conditions the Board and the Committee deem in the best interests of the Town or take any other 
action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

H. Rescinding of Bond Authorizations 

To see if the Town will vote to rescind unissued bond authorizations from prior Town 
Meetings or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Finance Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Town approve the consent agenda, 
Articles 10A through 10G by a Unanimous vote. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town WITHDRAW Article 1 OH by 
a Unanimous vote. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Unpaid Bills 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from available funds a sum of money to 
pay unpaid bills for which obligation was incurred in prior fiscal years or take any other action 
related thereto. 

On request of the Town Accountant 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town WITHDRAW Article 1 1 from 
the Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Chapter 90 Authorizations 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town to acquire any necessary 
easements by gift, by purchase or by right of eminent domain for Chapter 90 Highway 
Construction or any other federal or state aid program for road or sidewalk improvements or take 
any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 1 2 as printed 
in the warrant. 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 



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Stabilization Fund 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to create a Stabilization Fund for the purpose of 
funding future one-time unforeseen costs of the Town, and to see if the Town will vote to 
transfer and appropriate a sum of money from available funds to the Stabilization Fund in 
accordance with MGL Chapter 40. Section 5B. as amended by Chapter 46, Sections 14 and 50 of 
the Acts of 2003, or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 1 3 as printed 
in the warrant in the amount of $2,000,000 from free cash. 



VOTE: 



Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator 



A 2/3 vote required 



Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Revolving Accounts 

ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the following revolving funds for 
certain Town departments under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 53E1/2 for 
the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007 or take any other action related thereto: 



Revolving Fund 


Authorized to 
Spend 


Use of Fund 


Revenue Source 


FY-2008 Limit 


A. Community 
Development & 
Planning 
Department 


Division Heads 


Advertising legal 
hearing notice 
expenses for permit 
applications 


Applicant Fees 


$70,000 


B. Memorial Hall 
Library- 
Lost/Damaged 
Materials 


MHL Director 


Replacement of 
lost/damaged library 
materials 


Restitution 
payments /charges 
to borrower or 
patron 


$20,000 


C. Health Clinic 


Public Health 
Director 


Clinic supplies and 
other expenses 


Clinic participant 
fees 


$30,000 


D. Division of 

Community 

Services 


Community 
Services Director 


Trips, ticket sales 
and special 
programs and 
activities 


Participant fees 


$350,000 


E. Division of 
Youth Services 


Youth Services 
Director 


All programs and 
activities expenses, 
part-time help 


Participant fees 


$225,000 


F. Field 
Maintenance 


Plant and Facilities 
Director 


Field maintenance, 
upgrade and related 
expenses 


Field rental fees 


$80,000 


G. Division of 
Elder Services 


Elder Services 
Director 


Senior programs, 
classes and activities 


Participant fees 


$200,000 



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H. Public Safety 


Chief of Police 


Maintenance and 
purchase of public 
safety radio and 
antennae equipment 


Lease agreements 
for antenna users 


$50,000 


I. Memorial Hall 

Library 

Audio/Visual 


MHL Director 


Purchase of 
audio/visual 
materials 


Rental of 

audio/visual 

materials 


$36,000 


J. School Photocopy 
Fees 


School Dept. 


Photocopy Center 
Costs 


External Private 
Groups 


$7,000 


K. Solid Waste 


DPW Director 


Offset Compost 
Monitoring and 
Cleanup Expenses 


Contractor permit 
fees, revenues from 
sale of compost 


$15,000 



On request of the Finance Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 14A through 14K be approved as 
printed in the Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

School Roof Replacement Program - One- Year Plan 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $ 3,700,000 to pay costs 
of reconstructing various school roofs, and for the payment of all other costs incidental and 
related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen, is authorized to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, 
Clause(3A) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other enabling authority and to issue 
bonds or notes of the Town therefore, or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Plant & Facilities Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town appropriate the sum of 
$2,980,000 to pay costs of reconstructing various school roofs, and for the payment of all other 
costs incidental and related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow said sum under and pursuant to 
Chapter 44, Section 7, Clause (3 A) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other enabling 
authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor. 



VOTE: 



Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator 



A 2/3 vote required 



Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 
School Roof Replacement Program - Five- Year Plan - Debt Exclusion Contingent Appropriation 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote the sum of $ 12,045,000 to pay costs of 
reconstructing various school roofs and for the payment of all other costs incidental and related 
thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, is 



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authorized to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, Clause (3 A) of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the 
Town therefor provided, however, that any authorized borrowing hereunder shall be contingent 
on the passage of a vote at a Town Election to exempt the amounts required to pay any bonds or 
notes issued pursuant to this vote from the limitations imposed by Proposition 2 l A in accordance 
with Massachusetts General Laws , Chapter 59, Section 21C(k) and (m), or take any other action 
related thereto. 

On request of the Plant & Facilities Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 1 6 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Sidewalk Reconstruction Program - One- Year Plan 

ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote the sum of $1,190,000 to pay costs of 
reconstructing sidewalks within the Town and for the payment of all other costs incidental and 
related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board 
of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, 
Clauses (5) and (6) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to 
issue bonds or notes of the Town therefore, or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Department of Public Works Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved that the Town appropriate the sum of 
$1,1 90,000 to pay costs of reconstructing sidewalks within the Town and for the payment of all 
other costs incidental and related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow said sum under and pursuant to 
Chapter 44, Section 7, Clauses (5) and (6) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other 
enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefore. 

Article 17 was DEFEATED: 

VOTE: Declared less than a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Sidewalk Reconstruction Program - Five- Year Plan - Debt Exclusion Contingent 
Appropriation 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote the sum of $ 5,578,000 to pay costs of 
reconstructing sidewalks within the Town and for the payment of all other costs incidental and 
related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board 
of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, 
Clauses (5) and (6) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to 
issue bonds or notes of the Town therefore, provided that any authorized borrowing hereunder 



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shall be contingent on the passage of a vote at a Town Election to exempt the amounts required 
to pay any bonds or notes issued pursuant to this vote from the limitations imposed by 
Proposition 2 V* in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws , Chapter 59, Section 21C(k) 
and (m), or take any other action related there. 

On request of the Department of Public Works Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 1 8 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Accumulated Employee Benefit Account 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise by taxation or by transfer from available 
funds and appropriate a sum not to exceed $400,000 to the Accumulated Employee Benefit 
Account for funding accrued employee vacation and sick leave liabilities upon being eligible for 
retirement under the Andover Contributory Retirement System and terminating employment with 
the Town, or take any action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Accountant 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 1 9 as printed 
in the warrant in the amount of $300,000 from free cash by a Majority vote. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Elderly/Disabled Transportation Program 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate and raise by taxation a sum not to 
exceed $12,000 for the purpose of continuing to provide for an elderly and disabled 
transportation subsidy program or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Council on Aging 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 20 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Mutual Aid for Health Emergencies 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Health to enter into a Memoranda 
of Understanding with other communities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide 
mutual aid and assistance in responding to public health emergencies, on terms and conditions 
the Board of Health deems in the best interest of the Town, or take any other action related 
thereto. 

On request of the Board of Health 



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Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 21 as printed 
in the warrant by a Majority vote. 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 
Board of Health Report: Approval 

Accept MGL, Chapter 39, Section 23D - Boards, Committees & Commissions which 
conduct Adjudicatory Hearings 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to accept Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 39, 
Section 23D for all Town Boards, Committees and Commissions which conduct adjudicatory 
hearings, including but not limited to, the Board of Selectmen, Zoning Board of Appeals, 
Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Board of Health, Ballardvale Historic District 
Commission, Board of Assessors and Storm water Committee, to take any other action related 
thereto. 

On request of Town Counsel 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 22 as printed 
in the warrant by a Majority vote. 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 
Planning Board Report: Approval 

Land Transfer - Youth Center (1) 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody, control and 
management of a parcel of land containing approximately 35,000 square feet more or less shown 

as Parcel A on a plan entitled by , 

dated to the Board of Selectmen for municipal purposes, said plan 

being on file in the Office of the Town Clerk, and if a Youth Center is not built on said property, 
then the land shall revert back to the School Committee, or take any other action related thereto. 

On petition of Gerald H. Silverman and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 23 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Land Transfer - Youth Center (2) 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody, control and 
management of a parcel of land containing approximately 36,400 square feet more or less shown 
as Parcel A on a plan entitled "Plan Showing Proposed Youth Center" Scale 1" = 40', dated 
November 14, 2006, to the Board of Selectmen for municipal purposes, said plan being on file in 
the Office of the Town Clerk, and if a Youth Center is not built on said property, then the land 
shall revert back to the School Committee, or take any other action related thereto. 



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On petition of Gerald H. Silverman and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted to transfer the care, custody, control and 
management of a parcel of land containing approximately 36,400 square feet more or less shown 
as Parcel A on a plan entitled "Plan Showing Proposed Youth Center" Scale 1" = 40', dated 
November 14, 2006, to the Board of Selectmen for municipal purposes, said plan being on file in 
the Office of the Town Clerk, and if a Youth Center is not built on said property, then the land 
shall revert back to the School Committee, or take any other action related thereto. 

A motion was made and seconded to close debate. 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Article 24 was APPROVED: 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Finance Committee Report: Disapproval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 
School Committee: Approval 

Zoning Bylaw Amendment- Exempt Municipal Senior Centers and Municipal Youth 
Centers from Dimensional Requirements 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4.1.3. (Exceptions and Special 
Requirements) of the Andover Zoning Bylaw by adding new Sections 4.1.3.5. and 4.1.3.6. as 
follows: 

"5. Municipal Senior Center. Land and structures used for a municipal Senior Center are 
exempt from the lot area, frontage, building setback and off-street parking and leading 
requirements of this bylaw. 

6. Municipal Youth Center. Land and structures used for a municipal Youth Center are exempt 
from the lot area, frontage, building setback and off-street parking and loading requirements of 
this bylaw." 

or take any other action related thereto. 

On petition of Gerald H. Silverman and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 25 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Youth Center Easements 

ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the School Committee to grant, and the 
Board of Selectmen to accept, any and all easements in and across real property at Doherty 

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Middle School in order to construct and operate a Youth Center, including, but not limited to, 
easements for drainage, utilities, access, grading and communications, or take any other action 
related thereto. 

On petition of Gerald H. Silverman and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 26 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Town Building Maintenance and Renovation 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $955,000 for the purpose of paying 
costs of constructing, adding to, remodeling, reconstructing and making extraordinary repairs to 
and equipping various Town buildings and for the payment of all other costs incidental and 
related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen, to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, 
Clauses (3) and (3 A) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling 
authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, or to take any other action related 
thereto. 

On request of the Plant and Facilities Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved that the sum of $ 955,000 be and hereby is 
appropriated to pay costs of constructing, adding to, remodeling, reconstructing and making 
extraordinary repairs to and equipping various Town buildings and for the payment of all other 
costs incidental and related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow said amount under and 
pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, Clauses (3) and (3 A) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or 
pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor. 

It was moved and seconded to amend Article 27 by deleting the $240,000 allocated for Buxton 
Court and to reduce the entire amount to be appropriated from $955,000 to $715,000. 

The amendment was DEFEATED by a Majority vote. 

The original motion was APPROVED: 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to adjourn at 10:30 P.M., until 
Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. at the Collins Field House, Andover High School, 
Shawsheen Road. 

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The checklists were used at the entrance and showed seven hundred and sixty two (762) voters 
were admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order at 7:02 P.M. by Sheila M. Doherty, Moderator. 

By unanimous consent it was voted to admit sixty-six (66) non-voters to the meeting and to 
escort non-voters to the non-voter section thereafter. 

The Moderator announced various house keeping issues to the meeting members, including 
turning off cell phones, the order of speakers for the meeting, use of Pro and Con Microphones, 
the location of microphones, stage participants and the location of voting sections. 

VIRGINIA COLE AWARD - 2007: 

The Virginia Cole Award was awarded to Ruth (Rusty) Dunbar and Dr. Douglas Dunbar, 8 
Alden Road. 

Karen Herman, President of the Memorial Hall Library Board of Trustee, presented Mrs. Dunbar 
with her award. Mrs. Dunbar has given decades of service to Andover as an active member of 
many committees. She was the President of the League of Women Voters and was instrumental 
in facilitating the passage of the non-quorum vote for Town Meeting. As an experienced 
businesswoman, Mrs. Dunbar brought her expertise to the finance committee as Chair and 
member. More recently, she retired from the Memorial Hall Library Board of Trustees. She 
served as a library trustee for 14 years, many of them as treasurer. Mrs. Dunbar was also a 
member of the good government committee that evaluated the way the town governs itself 
through its committees and town meeting. 

Candace Martin, Chairperson of the Board of Health, presented Dr. Dunbar with his award. Dr. 
Dunbar has volunteered his services to the town for over thirty-nine years, providing leadership 
and professional services to the Board of Health. During his tenure on the Board of Health, Dr. 
Dunbar held the position of Chairperson for 27 years until his retirement in June 2006. He 
guided the Board through difficult situations, ensuring that decisions were fair and of the best 
interest for the protection of public health. Dr. Dunbar has been instrumental is supporting, 
guiding, and enforcing initiatives promoting public health with efforts in tobacco control 
program, protection of our water supply, sanitary waste management, Flu Clinics and West Nile 
Virus Control. 

The Moderator announced there would be no smoking, food or drinks (except water) in the 
Gymnasium. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was VOTED by unanimous consent to dispense with 
the reading of the Warrant and return of service of the Constable. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was VOTED by unanimous consent that the Moderator 
refer to the warrant articles by number and subject matter. 



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The Moderator introduced the Ombudsman, Atty. Christopher Vrountas and reminded voters that 
he would help them with questions on Town Meeting procedures and amendments to articles. 

Upon motion made by Stephani Traina Goldshein, President of the League of Women Voters, 
and duly seconded, it was voted by a Majority vote that a time limit of five minutes would be 
imposed during the 2007 Town Meeting for presenters and that audience speakers would be 
limited to three minutes. Speakers needing additional time may appeal to the Moderator for 
more time. 

School Building Maintenance and Renovation 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $1,065,000 for the purpose of paying 
costs of constructing, adding to, remodeling, reconstructing and making extraordinary repairs to 
and equipping various School buildings and for the payment of all other costs incidental and 
related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen, to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, 
Clauses (3) and (3 A) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or pursuant to any other enabling 
authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, or to take any other action related 
thereto. 

On request of the Plant and Facilities Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the sum of $ 1,065,000 be and hereby is 
appropriated to pay costs of constructing, adding to, remodeling, reconstructing and making 
extraordinary repairs to and equipping various School buildings and for the payment of all other 
costs incidental and related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, is hereby authorized to borrow said amount under and 
pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, Clauses (3) and (3 A) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or 
pursuant to any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor. 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Land Transfer for Senior Center Addition and Patio 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody and control of the land 
shown on a "Plan Showing Land to be Transferred from the Control of the School Department to 
the Inhabitants of the Town of Andover," Brian W. Moore, Town Engineer, January 18, 2007, on 
file with the Town Clerk's Office to the Board of Selectmen for purposes of expanding the 
Andover Senior Center to include a patio and addition or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 29 as printed 
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VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Re-zone Punchard Avenue 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Andover Zoning Bylaw pursuant to 
Section 2.3 (District Boundaries) and make the appropriate changes to the Zoning Map of 
Andover, Mass. to re-zone to Mixed-Use Zone (MU) from Single Family Residence A (SRA) the 
parcels of land situated on the Southerly and Northerly side of Punchard Avenue designated by 
the Town of Andover as 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 9 Punchard Avenue and comprising Assessor Parcels 
73, 72, 71, 46, 70 and 69 on Assessors Map 39, or take any other action related thereto. 

On petition of Philip F. Sullivan and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 30 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Transfer of Property' at 37 River Street to Conservation Commission 

ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody and control of property 
at 37 River Street, Town Assessor Map 139, Parcel 146, to the Conservation Commission, or 
take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Board of Selectmen 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 3 1 as printed 
in the Warrant. 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 
Planning Board Report: Approval 

Conservation Commission Approval 

Town Bylaw Amendment - Section 21 - Soliciting 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Bylaws, Article XII, Section 
21, Soliciting, as follows: 

"Add the phrase "sales agent" after transient vendor in the first sentence of subsection a. 

Add a new subsection c. to read: No person shall enter upon the property of another or engage in 
soliciting at any residence which has conspicuously posted a "No Solicitors" sign." 

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On request of the Chief of Police 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 32 as printed 
in the Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Community Preservation Act 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 3 to Section 7, inclusive of 
Chapter 44B of the General Laws (the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act) and to 
approve a surcharge on real property of not more than three percent of the real estate tax levy 
against real property as determined annually by the Board of Assessors and to vote to accept one 
or more exemptions: 

Exemption #1 - Property owned and occupied as a domicile by a person who would qualify for 
low income housing or low or moderate income senior housing in the Town; 

Exemption #2 - For class three, commercial and class four, industrial properties as defined in 
Section 2A of General Laws, Chapter 59; and 

Exemption #3 - For $100,000 of the value of each taxable parcel of residential real property 

or take any other action related thereto. 

On petition of John P. Hess and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved that the town vote to approve Article 33 as 
printed in the warrant, including a surcharge on real property of one percent (1%) of the real 
estate tax levy, and accepting exemptions #1 and #3, as described in the warrant. 

A motion was made and seconded to close debate: 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

The Article was APPROVED by a Majority Vote: 

Finance Committee Report: No Position 
Board of Selectmen Report: Disapproval 
Planning Board Report: Approval 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to adjourn to the Special Town 
Meeting at 8:15 P.M. 

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Community Preservation Act Bylaw 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to add the following General Bylaw: 

" Chapter 1 . Establishment 

There is hereby established a Community Preservation Committee, consisting of nine (9) 
voting members pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44B. The composition of the 
committee, the appointment authority and the term of office for the committee members shall be 
as follows: 

One member of the Conservation Commission as designated by the Commission for a 
term of three years. 

One member of the Preservation Commission as designated by the Commission for a 
term of three years. 

One member of the Planning Board as designated by the Board for a term of three years. 
One member to be appointed by the Town Manager, subject to the confirmation by the Board of 
Selectmen, representing the interest of parks and recreation for a term of one year and thereafter 
a term of three years. 

One member of the Andover Housing Partnership Committee as designated by the 
Committee for an initial term of one year and thereafter for a term of three years. 

One member of the Housing Authority as designated by the Authority for an initial term 
of two years and thereafter for a term of three years. 

Three members to be appointed by the Town Manager, subject to the confirmation by the 
Board of Selectmen, one member to be appointed for a term of one year and thereafter for a term 
of three years and two members to be appointed for a term of two years and thereafter for a term 
of three years. 

Should any of the Commissions. Boards or Committees who have appointment authority 
under this Chapter be no longer in existence for whatever reason, the appointment authority for 
that Commission, Board or Committee shall become the responsibility of the Town Manager 
subject to the confirmation of the Board of Selectmen. 

Chapter 2. Duties 

(1) The Community Preservation Committee shall study the needs, possibilities and 
resources of the Town regarding Community Preservation. The Committee shall consult with 
existing municipal boards, including the Conservation Commission, the Preservation 
Commission, the Planning Board, the Andover Housing Partnership Committee and Housing 
Authority or persons acting in those capacities or performing like duties, in conducting such 
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on the needs, possibilities and resources of the Town regarding Community Preservation 
possibilities and resources, notice of which shall be posted publicly and published for each of 
two weeks preceding a hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town. 

(2) The Community Preservation Committee shall make recommendations to the Town 
Meeting for the acquisition, creation and preservation of open space, for the acquisition and 
preservation of historic resources, for the acquisition, creation and preservation of land for 
recreational use, for the creation, preservation and support of community housing and for 
rehabilitation or restoration of such open space, historic resources, land for recreational use and 
community housing that is acquired or created as provided in this section. With respect to 
community housing, the Community Preservation Committee shall recommend, wherever 
possible, the reuse of existing buildings or construction of new buildings on previously 
developed sites. 

(3) The Community Preservation Committee may include in its recommendation to the Town 
Meeting a recommendation to set aside for later spe4nding funds for specific purposes that are 
consistent with Community Preservation but for which sufficient revenues are not then available 
in the Community Preservation Fund to accomplish that specific purpose or to set aside for later 
spending funds for general purposes that are consistent with Community Preservation. 

Chapter 3. Requirement for a quorum and cost estimates 

The Community Preservation Committee shall not meet or conduct business without the 
presence of a quorum. A majority of the members of the Community Preservation Committee 
shall constitute a quorum. The Community Preservation Committee shall approve its action by 
majority vote. Recommendations to the Town Meeting shall include their anticipated costs. 

Chapter 4. Amendments 

This chapter may be amended from time to time by a majority vote of the Town Meeting, 
provided that the amendments would not cause a conflict to occur with Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 44B. 

Chapter 5. Severability 

In case any section, paragraph or part of this chapter be for any reason declared invalid or 
unconstitutional by any court of last resort, every other section, paragraph or part shall continue 
in full force and effect. 

Chapter 6. Effective Date 

Following Town Meeting approval, this chapter shall take effect immediately upon 
approval by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth. Each appointing authority shall have 
forty-five (45) days after approval by the Attorney General to make their initial appointments. 
Should any appointing authority fail to make their appointment within that allotted time, the 
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or take any other action related thereto. 

On petition of John P. Hess and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 34 be approved as printed in the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Board of Selectmen Report: Disapproval 
Planning Board Report: Approval 

DPW - Water Division - Vehicle Replacements 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $148,000 from water reserves 
and appropriate $148,000 for the purpose of replacing water division vehicles or take any other 
action related thereto. 

On request of the Department of Public Works Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 35 as printed 
in the warrant in the amount of $120,000 from water reserves by a Majority vote. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Dascomb Road - Osgood Street Sewer Extension 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to raise by borrowing and appropriate $200,000 for 
the purpose of paying costs of constructing sewer mains along Dascomb Road and Osgood 
Street, including, but not limited to, all costs associated with design, construction, land 
acquisition by eminent domain, and for the payment of all other costs incidental and related 
thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Board of Selectmen, to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, Clause (1) 
of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes 
of the Town therefor, and further, that betterments shall be assessed to recover costs of the 
project, which betterments shall be assessed using the uniform unit method or take any other 
action related thereto. 

On request of the Department of Public Works Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve the sum of $200,000 
be and hereby is appropriated for the purpose of paying costs of constructing sewer mains along 
Dascomb Road and Osgood Street, including, but not limited to, all costs associated with design, 
construction, land acquisition by eminent domain, and for the payment of all other costs 
incidental and related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow said sum under and 
pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, Clause (1) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other 



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enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, and further, that betterments 
shall be assessed to recover costs of the project, which betterments shall be assessed using the 
uniform unit method. 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Granli Drive Open Space - Taking of Land by Eminent Domain 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by gift, 
purchase or eminent domain, to be held in the care, custody and control of the Conservation 
Commission, a parcel of land shown on a plan of land entitled "Definitive Plan of Granli Estates, 
Subdivision Plan of Land in Andover, Mass. of Granli Drive", prepared by Dana F. Perkins & 
Associates, Inc. Engineers, dated 10/16/84, revised 12/15/84 and 2/7/85, drawn for Charles & 
Avedis A. Vartabedian, which plan is recorded with Essex North District Registry of Deeds as 
Plan Number 9819. The parcel to be taken is shown as Parcel "A" on said plan, containing 1 1.8 
acres of land, and to award no damages for said eminent domain taking, or take any other action 
relative thereto. 

On request of the Planning Board 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted to WITHDRAW Article 37 from the 
Warrant. 

Acquire Granli Drive 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to accept Granli Drive as a public way and 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by eminent domain, gift, purchase, otherwise any 
fee, easement or other interest in land known as Granli Drive as shown on a plan entitled 
"Definitive Plan of Granli Estates, Subdivision Plan of Land in Andover, Mass. Of Granli 
Drive", prepared by Dana F. Perkins & Associates, Inc. Engineers, dated 2/7/85 (revised), said 
plan being recorded in the Essex North Registry of Deeds as Plan Number 98 1 9, and on file in 
the Office of the Town Clerk, and as constructed, and to award no damages for said taking or 
payment for said acquisition, and to appropriate and raise by taxation, transfer from available 
funds or borrowing or any combination thereof a sum of $2,000, for required engineering 
services, legal services, repairs and improvements to Granli Drive and expenses incidental 
thereto, or take any other action related thereto. 

On petition of Richard W. Perry and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town appropriate the sum of $2000 
from free cash for required engineering services, legal services, repairs and improvements related 
to the acceptance of Granli Drive as a public way and the acquisition of all related easements and 
restrictions related to the subdivision of Granli Estates as shown on a plan entitled, "Definitive 
Plan of Granli Estates, Subdivision Plan of land in Andover, Mass. of Granli Drive", prepared by 



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Dana F. Perkins & Associates, Inc., Engineers, dated 2/7/85, recorded at the North Essex District 
Registry of Deeds as Plan Number 98 1 9, and expenses incidental thereto, or take any action 
related thereto. 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 
Planning Board Report: Approval 

Pedestrian Foot Bridge across the Shawsheen River 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $15,000 as the Town 
portion or a pedestrian foot bridge across the Shawsheen River, connecting North Main Street 
with playgrounds and trails off Burnham Road in Shawsheen Village. The $150,000 cost of the 
bridge will be funded through the Massachusetts Highway Department which requires ten 
percent funding from the local community, or take any other action related thereto. 

On petition of Robert Marsh and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town appropriate the sum of 
$15,000 from free cash as the Town portion of the construction of a pedestrian footbridge across 
the Shawsheen River, connecting North Main Street with playgrounds and trails off Burnham 
Road in Shawsheen Village by a Majority vote. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 
Planning Board Report: Approval 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was voted to adjourn at 10:15 P.M., until 
Monday, April 30, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. at the Collins Center, Andover High School, 
Shawsheen Road. 

ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - APRIL 30, 2007 

The checklists were used at the entrance and showed three hundred and eighty (380) voters were 
admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 P.M. by Sheila M. Doherty, Moderator. 

By unanimous consent it was voted to admit twenty-one (2 1 ) non- voters to the meeting and to 
escort non-voters to the non-voter section thereafter. 

The Moderator announced various house keeping issues to the meeting members, including 
turning off cell phones, the order of speakers for the meeting, use of Pro, the location of 
microphones, stage participants, the location of voting sections and time limits of five minutes 
for presenters and three minutes for audience speakers. 

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The Moderator introduced the Ombudsmen, Greg and Janet Rigby, and reminded voters that they 
would help them with questions on Town Meeting procedures and amendments to articles. 

The Moderator announced there would be no smoking, food or drinks (except water) in the 
Auditorium. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was VOTED by unanimous consent to dispense with 
the reading of the Warrant and return of service of the Constable. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was VOTED by unanimous consent that the Moderator 
refers to the warrant articles by number and subject matter. 

Conservation Acquisition of Unclaimed Land 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and 
Conservation Commission to acquire by gift, purchase or eminent domain, with no amount to be 
paid as damages or compensation, the following unclaimed land adjacent to conservation land 
and Harold Parker State Park to be under the care, custody and control of the Conservation 
Commission: The parcel defined by the boundaries of the adjacent properties at Jenkins Road; 
Map 14-12A (64R Jenkins Road) recorded in the Registry of Deeds at Book 1239, Page 617, 
Mapl4-12 (64 Jenkins Road) recorded at the Registry of Deeds as Book 1239, Page 673 and the 
surrounding lots recorded at the Registry of Deeds within Harold Parker State Forest 35 (Book 
550 Page 218), 38 (Book 597, Page 227), 39 (Book 363, Page 141), 40 (Book 363, Page 146), 41 
(Book 593. Page 86), all of which is approximately eleven acres, or take any other action related 
thereto. 

On request of the Conservation Commission 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 40 as printed 
in the Warrant. 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Planning Board Report: Approval 

Conservation Commission Report: Approval 

Kirkland Drive Sewer Construction 

ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of $250,000 for the 
construction of a sanitary sewer line, including costs incidental and related thereto, in Kirkland 
Drive and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire any necessary easements by gift, 
purchase or eminent domain and that to raise this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval 
of the Board of Selectmen, is authorized to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, 
Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of 
the Town herefore; sewer betterments are to be assessed by the Board of Selectmen, acting in its 



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capacity as Sewer Commissioners, based upon the uniform unit method, or take any other action 
related thereto. 

On petition of John P. Kennedy, Leslie S. Malis and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the sum of $250,000 be and hereby is 
appropriated for the construction of a sanitary sewer line, including costs incidental and related 
thereto, in Kirkland Drive and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire any necessary 
easements by gift, purchase or eminent domain and that to raise this appropriation, the Treasurer, 
with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow said sum 
under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7( 1 ) of the General Laws, or any other enabling 
authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town herefore; and further, that sewer betterments 
are to be assessed by the Board of Selectmen, acting in its capacity as Sewer Commissioners, 
based upon the uniform unit method. 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

General Bylaw Amendment - The Building and Property Maintenance Code 

ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will vote to amend the General Bylaws, Article XII. 
Miscellaneous Bylaws, by adding a Section 42 to read: 

"1. The Building and Property Maintenance Code 

Findings and Declaration of Policy 

It is hereby found and declared that there exist in the Town structures used for residential 
and non-residential use which are. or may become in the future, sub-standard with respect to 
structure, equipment or maintenance, or further, that such conditions, including but not limited 
to, structural deterioration, lack of maintenance and appearance of exterior of premises, 
infestation, lack of maintenance or upkeep of essential utilities and facilities, existence of fire 
hazards, inadequate provisions for light and air, unsanitary conditions and overcrowding, 
constitute a menace to the health, safety, morals, welfare and reasonable comfort of the citizens 
and inhabitants of the Town. It is further found and declared that, by reason of lack of 
maintenance and because of progressive deterioration, certain properties have the further effect 
of creating blighting conditions and initiating slums, and that if the same are not curtailed and 
removed, the aforesaid conditions will grow and spread and will necessitate in time the 
expenditure of large amounts of public funds to correct and eliminate the same, and that, by 
reason of timely regulations and restrictions as herein contained, the growth of slums and blight 
may be prevented and the neighborhood and property values thereby maintained the desirability 
and amenities of residential and non-residential uses and neighborhoods enhanced and the public 
health, safety and welfare protected and fostered. 
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The purpose of this code is to protect the public health, safety, morals and welfare by 
establishing minimum standards governing the maintenance, appearance, condition and 
occupancy of residential and non-residential premises; to establish minimum standards 
governing utilities, facilities and other physical components and conditions essential to make the 
aforesaid facilities fit for human habitation, occupancy and use; to fix certain responsibilities and 
duties upon occupants; to authorize and establish procedures for the inspection of residential and 
non-residential premises; to fix penalties for the violations of this code; and to provide for the 
repair, demolition or vacation of premises unfit for human habitation or occupancy or use. 

2. Building and Property Maintenance 

Maintenance Required 

All buildings and structures, and all parts thereof, shall be maintained in a safe, sanitary 
and non-hazardous manner. All means of egress, devices, safeguards and equipment shall be 
kept in good working order. The exterior of all premises and the condition of all buildings, 
structures and components thereon shall be maintained so as to prevent and repair deterioration, 
so that the appearance thereof shall reflect a level of maintenance in conformity with all 
applicable laws and ordinance regulations of the Commonwealth and the Town of Andover and 
so as to insure that the property itself may be preserved safely and that hazards to public health 
and safety are avoided. 

3. Maintenance Standards 

Maintenance of Structures 

Each owner and occupant shall keep all exterior components of every structure in good 
repair, including but not limited to, walls, roofs, chimney, cornices, gutters, downspouts, drains, 
porches, steps, landings, fire escapes, exterior stairs, windows, shutters, doors, storefronts, signs, 
marquees and awnings. 

All surfaces shall be covered with a protective coating, such as paint, plastic or other 
material which preserves the structure and does not contribute to deterioration. 

All surfaces shall be maintained free of deterioration, including but not limited to, broken 
glass, loose or missing shingles or siding, crumbling brick, stone and mortar and peeling, scaling 
or deteriorated paint. 

Overhanging structures, including canopies, marquees, signs, awnings, exterior stairways, 
fire escapes and other structures with overhanging extensions shall be maintained in good repair, 
be securely anchored to the structure and be protected from rust and other signs of decay by 
application of a weather protective material such as paint. Non-operative or broken electrical 
signs shall be repaired or removed. All obsolete signs and sign structures shall be removed. 

Except for display merchandise in non-residential buildings, no storage of materials, 
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view unless such areas are screened from public view. All such screening shall be of clean 
material and will be maintained in a good state of repair. 

Maintenance of Accessory Structures 

Each accessory structure shall be subject to the Maintenance Standards set forth above. 
Further, each structure shall: 

Provide weatherproof usable space and shall not harbor rodents, termites or other vermin. 

In residential zones, all outdoor storage for a continuous period exceeding fifteen days 
shall be within enclosed buildings or it shall be effectively screened from view. However, the 
storage of functional items such as children's play structures, firewood and operable vehicles and 
bicycles shall be exempt from this provision. 

Inoperable vehicles must be removed from the premises. 

Maintenance of Premises and Landscape Elements 

All premises and landscape elements shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition, 
including but not limited to, steps, walks, driveways, fences, retaining walls, trees, shrubs, grass 
and weeds. If any such area or object constitutes a danger to health or safety, it shall be repaired, 
replaced or removed. 

All paved driveways and walks which exist within the public right-of-way shall be 
maintained in safe condition. 

All fences, retaining walls or similar structures shall be firmly anchored in the ground 
and maintained in good structural repair. Wooden elements or other elements subject to 
deterioration from weathering shall be maintained with chemicals or paint to preserve the 
element and to retard deterioration. 

Weeds, grass and shrubs shall be kept trimmed and kept from becoming overgrown. 

Trees and shrubs which have branches projecting into the public right-of-way, including 
public sidewalks, public places or public highways, shall be kept trimmed to prevent interference 
with any person or vehicle lawfully using the right-of-way. 

Trees and shrubs afflicted with a form of decay or vegetation sickness which can be 
transmitted to other trees or shrubs shall be removed or shall be treated or sprayed by the owner 
or occupant of the property so as to eliminate the risk of any such decay or vegetation sickness 
being transmitted to other trees. Dead trees in proximity to rights-of-ways, buildings, structures 
or congregations of people which may endanger such objects shall be removed. 

All yards, courts or lots shall be kept free of accumulations of trash, garbage, waste, 
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fire hazard or may act as a breeding place for vermin or insects. Storage of miscellaneous items 
must be within enclosed structures or screened. 

All portions of all premises shall be graded so that there is no pooling of water or 
recurrent entrance of water into any basement or cellar. 

4. Administrative Provisions 

Public Health Director 

The Public Health Director shall be responsible for all inspections, enforcement and 
investigations on violations of the provisions of this code, subject to direction, oversight and 
determination of the Board of Health. Said Director may utilize the services of the agents of the 
Health Department in the enforcement of this code. 

Unfit Building or Property 

It is declared that violations of this code shall constitute a nuisance to the persons and 
property abutting an unfit building or property. 

The Director, upon written complaint filed by a resident or an employee or agent of the 
Health Department, may cause to be made a code review of a property thought to violate this 
ordinance. The term "resident", as used herein, shall be synonymous with a party in interest as 
defined in General Laws, Chapter 40A. 

If the Director, upon investigation, determines that a violation of this code exists, he/she 
shall cause to be served upon the owner of and parties in interest in such building or property a 
Notice of Order. Such order shall list the violations, the general activities to correct the 
violations, the time frame within which the violations shall be corrected, and shall further direct 
that the owner should submit a proposed remedial plan to be approved by the Director of Public 
Health. The notice shall also state that a hearing on this matter may be held before the Board of 
Health on a determination of whether or not a violation exists, and, if so, what cures are 
necessary regarding the violations. 

The owner or parties in interest shall possess the right to file a request for hearing with 
the Board of Health on or before seven days of receipt of notice of the order, and, at a hearing 
thereon, shall have the right to file an answer to the order, to appear in person, to have an 
attorney present and to give testimony on the order and any violations thereon. 

Result of Hearing 

If, after such notice and hearing, the Board of Health determines that there are violations 
of this code, then it may issue orders appropriate and fit under Sections 122, 123 and 125 of 
General Laws, Chapter 111, authorizing and ordering an abatement of the violations, as well as 
authorizing entry for the purpose of abatement by officers and employees of the Town of 
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Such orders may include requiring the repair, alteration or improvement of said building 
to be made by the owner within a reasonable time, which time shall be set forth in the order, or, 
if the building is in such condition as to make it dangerous to the health and safety of persons on 
or near the premises, then to refer the matter to the Building Commissioner for appropriate 
proceedings under the General Laws. 

Should an appeal not be made of the Director's order, then such order shall have the force 
and effect of an order of the Board of Health under Section 30 and Section 122 of Chapter 1 1 1 of 
the General Laws. 

Failure to Comply 

If the owner fails to comply with the order to repair, alter or improve the building or 
property, and, if the Board of Health so authorizes, said Director may cause such building or 
property to be repaired, altered or improved as provided for under said Section 125 of Chapter 
1 1 1 of the General Laws. 

Costs 

The owner of the property shall be responsible under Section 125 of Chapter 1 1 1 of the 
General Laws for any costs to which the municipality is exposed in abating the violations of this 
ordinance and said Director shall, on behalf of the Board of Health, seek recovery in contract for 
said costs and may further lien the premises as provided for in General Laws, Chapter 111, 
Section 125. 

Penalty 

Any person, firm or corporation violating any unappealed order of the Director, or, an 
appealed and affirmed order of the Director by said Board of Health shall be fined One Hundred 
Fifty Dollars ($150.00) per day per violation for each day said owner shall continue to fail to 
comply with said order. For purposes of convenience, an order may list more than one violation 
and more than one required corrective action. Each failure to comply, with a separate required 
corrective action, shall constitute a separate offense." 

or take any other action related thereto. 

On petition of John P. Kennedy and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved to approve Article 42 as printed in the 
Warrant. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved to amend Article 42 by striking Article 42 
in the Warrant in its entity and replacing it with the written amendment passed out to all meeting 
members as follows: 

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Findings. It is hereby found and declared that there exist in the Town of Andover residential 
properties that lack maintenance, contain infestation, and/or are fire hazards and/or are burdened 
with unsanitary conditions, and constitute a menace to the health, safety, welfare and reasonable 
comforts of the citizens and inhabitants of the Town, which if allowed causes blighting, a 
debilitating effect upon surrounding properties, and property devaluation. 

Purpose . The purpose of this by-law is to protect the public health, safety and welfare by 
establishing minimum standards governing the maintenance, appearance and condition of 
residential zoned premises as they relate to yards, courts or lots; to fix certain responsibilities and 
duties upon owners of premises and to; fix penalties for the violations of this by-law; and provide 
for the improvement of residential zoned premises as they relate to yards, courts or lots. 

Maintenance Standards and Open Storage Requirements in Yards Courts or Lots. 

This By-law shall apply to owners ofResidentially Zoned premises. All premises shall be kept 
free of "weeds", collected water or the accumulations of filth, garbage, junk, waste, rubbish, 
refuse, trash and other noxious or offensive materials or substances which may cause a fire 
hazard or act as a breeding place or provide a refuge for animals, vermin or insects. "Weeds" 
shall mean any brush, weeds, vegetation, grass or any plant that is not regularly cultivated that 
exceeds one foot in height. "Regularly Cultivated" means any plant routinely cared for by a 
person to foster plants growth. "Weeds" shall not include plants in a maintained wildflower 
garden. Any growth of "weeds" more than one foot in height or accumulations of trash or 
debris shall be deemed favorable to the harboring of mosquitoes or insects of like kind or of rats, 
mice, snakes or animals and reptiles of like kind. The owner of all residential properties shall cut 
or cause to be cut "weeds" in excess of one foot in height upon said land and shall prevent the 
encroachment of "weeds" upon abutting premises. 

No owner of residential zoned premises will allow such premises to become or remain unsightly. 
Anyone or more of the following conditions may render the property unsightly under this bylaw: 
materials of any sort that are strewn about the property rather than piled in a neat and appropriate 
manner, construction materials where there is no apparent or real construction occurring on the 
residential property for which the materials are required, discarded indoor furniture or bedding, 
unused landscaping materials and unconfined compost piles which shall be deemed favorable to 
attracting coyotes and other dangerous wild animals. All trash barrels shall be effectively 
screened from view. 

Junk material, scrap material or second hand material shall mean any worn out, cast off or 
discarded material, ready for destruction or collected for salvage or conversion of some use or 
for outdoor sale. 

By-Law Enforcement Officer. 

The by-law enforcement officer shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen or their designee. 
The by-law enforcement officer shall be responsible to record and document all complaints, 
conduct inspections, investigate alleged violations of the provisions of this code and has the 
authority to issue and enforce citations for violation of this code. Said by-law Enforcement 
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Submission of Complaints. 

The by-law Enforcement Officer is the interface with the Town for the submission of and the 
follow up of complaints. Said by-law Enforcement Officer will accept and log each complaint 
submitted, address and resolve complaints regarding enforcement and compliance, establish a 
performance schedule with the violator for remedy, and report status and final disposition of the 
complaint to the Board of Selectmen or their designee. 

Violations of this By-Law. 

It is declared that violations of this by-law shall constitute a nuisance. 

Exemption. 

This by-law shall not apply to wetlands or conservation land or agricultural land and those state 
laws or town by-laws that are related thereto, as they may from time to time be amended. 

Violations and Penalties. 



Any owner found to be in violation of this by-law will have 30 days from the date of the citation 
to remedy the violation. Any owner who remains in violation of this code beyond the 30 day 
remedial period shall be fined One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each violation. Each day that 
such violation continues shall constitute a separate violation. Enforcement of this section may be 
pursued through the provisions of Section 2 1 D of Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General 
Laws, which provides for a non criminal disposition. For purposes of non criminal disposition, 
the by-law Enforcement Officer is the enforcing person. 

Severability. The invalidity of any section or provision of this by-law shall not invalidate any 
other section or provision herein. 



The amendment to Article 42 was DEFEATED by a Majority vote. 

Article 42 was DEFEATED by a Majority vote. 

Board of Selectmen Report: Disapproval of Article No Position on amendment 

Planning Board Report: Disapproval of Article No Position on amendment 

Board of Health Report: Disapproval of Article No Position on amendment 



Acceptance of MGL, Chapter 41, Section 100B - Indemnification of Medical Expenses 
incurred by Retired Police Officers and Firefighters Injured in the Line of Duty 

ARTICLE 43. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts General 
Laws Chapter 41, Section 100B, allowing it to exercise discretion in indemnifying police officers 
and firefighters who have retired on an accidental disability and who continue to incur medical 
expenses on and after their retirement as a result of the on-the-job injury that resulted in their 
receiving an accidental disability pension, or take any other action related thereto. 

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Upon motion made and duly seconded it was VOTED that the Town approve Article 43 as 
printed in the Warrant by a Majority Vote. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Acceptance of MGL, Chapter 32B, Section 18 - Mandatory Medicare Extension Plans for 
Retirees 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will vote to accept Section 18 of Chapter 32B of the 
Massachusetts General Laws authorizing the Town to require all retirees, their spouses and 
dependents who are enrolled in Medicare Part A at no cost to a retiree, their spouse or 
dependents, or eligible for coverage thereunder at no cost to a retiree, their spouse or dependents, 
be required to enroll in a Medicare health benefits supplement plan offered by the Town, or take 
any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted to WITHDRAW Article 44 from the Warrant 
by a Majority vote. 

Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Re-zone 175 Haverhill Street (Merrimack College) 

ARTICLE 45. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Andover Zoning Bylaw pursuant to 
Section 2.3 (District Boundaries) and make the appropriate changes to the Zoning Map of 
Andover, Mass. to re-zone to Mixed Use (MU) from Single Family Residence B (SRB) the 
parcel of land situated on the southerly side of Haverhill Street owned by Merrimack College 
designated by the Town of Andover as 175 Haverhill Street and comprising Assessor Parcel 5 on 
Assessor Map 1 , or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Planning Board 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted to WITHDRAW Article 45 from the Warrant 
by a Majority vote. 

Water Distribution Improvements 

ARTICLE 46. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $500,000 from water reserves 
and appropriate $500,000 for the purpose of replacing and/or cleaning old water mains including 
costs incidental and related or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of Department of Public Works Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted to that the Town approve Article 46 as 
printed in the warrant in the amount of $ 500,000 from water reserves by a Majority vote. 



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Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Water Treatment Plant - Pump Replacements 

ARTICLE 47. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $250,000 from water reserves 
and appropriate $250,000 for the purpose of replacing water pump drive units and control 
equipment including costs incidental and related or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of Department of Public Works Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted to that the Town approve Article 47 as 
printed in the warrant in the amount of $ 250,000 from water reserves by a Majority vote. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Zoning Bylaw Amendment - Mixed Use District 

ARTICLE 48. To see if the Town of Andover will vote to amend the Andover Zoning By-law 
Article VIII, Section 4.1.4.4., by deleting the following language: 

Mixed Use District. New Structures and additions to existing structures shall not be erected within 
fifty feet to the nearest outside wall of an existing dwelling. 

and replacing it with: 

" Mixed Use District 

a. New structures and additions to existing structures shall not be erected within fifty feet of the 
nearest outside wall of an existing residential structure. 

b. No single establishment of a Business or Commercial Use as described in Appendix A Table 
1 Section 3.1.3.C Table of Use Regulation, shall exceed 65,000 SF of gross floor area. A 
single establishment shall be defined as having independent access, egress and exit ways as 
required by State Building Code." 

or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Planning Board 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 48 as printed 
in the Warrant. 

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Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Planning Board Report: Approval 

Design Review Task Force Approval 

Preservation Commission: Approval 

Zoning By-law Amendments to Section 9.6. Design Review 

ARTICLE 49. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Andover Zoning Bylaw by replacing 
the text: 

"9.6.1. Design Advisory Group. A Design Advisory Group (DAG) is hereby established, 
consisting of 5 members to be appointed by the Town Manager, comprising one nominee of the 
Planning Board, one nominee of the Historic Commission, one nominee of the Chamber of 
Commerce and 2 others. Members shall, if possible, include an architect, a landscape architect 
and a resident from within or near a General Business District. Members shall serve for 3 years 
or until their successors are appointed, except that, of the 5 members first appointed, one shall 
serve for 3 years, 2 shall serve for 2 years, and 2 shall serve for one year. 

9.6.2. Pre-application Review. A permit applicant for any of the following is strongly urged to 
consult with the Design Advisory Group prior to seeking a permit: (1) a new building, alteration 
or sign within any area zoned for General Business; or (2) a new sign within any area zoned for 
Mixed Use. The DAG shall provide assistance in relating that proposal to the guidelines for the 
district. This may involve explaining these and other applicable guidelines, reviewing proposals, 
suggesting good examples of how others have responded in similar cases and maintaining 
information regarding other sources of design assistance. 

9.6.3. Mandatory Review. Whether or not requested by the applicant, the DAG shall review all 
applications for building permits, special permits or variances for proposals located in areas 
zoned for General Business if involving new construction, exterior alteration or a sign larger than 
6 square feet; provided, however, that the lack of a report from the DAG shall not be sufficient 
reason to delay action on a proposal which otherwise could be acted upon by the Building 
Inspector, Special Permit Granting Authority or Board of Appeals. An extra copy of all usual 
submittals required for such proposals shall be provided to the DAG through the Inspector of 
Buildings. The DAG review shall preferably be done in consultation with the applicant and his 
designer. The DAG shall make an advisory report in writing to the applicant and as follows: 

1 . For building permits: to the Inspector of Buildings regarding any changes to 
which the applicant has voluntarily agreed. 

2. For special permits: to the Special Permit Granting Authority regarding effect on 
the amenity of the neighborhood, as provided in Section 9.4.2. 

3. For variances: to the Board of Appeals regarding possible detriment to the public 
good or derogation from the intent or purpose of the by-law, as provided in 
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9.6.4. Design Review in the General Business District. The following guidelines indicate ways 
in which design of new development and change can be made supportive of Andover's General 
Business Districts. These guidelines are not mandatory, but degree of consistency with them 
shall be considered by the Special Permit Granting Authority in acting upon special permits and 
by the Board of Appeals in acting upon variances. 

1 . Promote safety by avoiding pedestrian or vehicular hazards within the site or 
egressing from it. Facilitating access by emergency vehicles and facilitating visual 
surveillance by occupants, neighbors and passers by. 

2. Protect the natural environment by reducing the number of mature trees removed, 
reducing the volume of earth materials cut or filled, reducing soil erosion during 
and after construction and reducing the extent of alteration in the amount, timing 
and location of stormwater runoff from the site. 

3. Serve functional needs by avoiding inconvenience to pedestrians because of 
stormwater ponding and flow, by assuring accessibility by the handicapped and 
by providing microclimate control. 

4. Promote a pedestrian-oriented business area by applying the following: 

a. To provide continuous visual interest and accessibility to the pedestrian, a 
major portion of the building facade at the street level which faces the 
street should be transparent. Bay windows and recessed doorways are 
particularly encouraged. 

b. To maintain visual continuity, the entire lot width should be fully occupied 
by a building wall, fence, gate, shrubs or other landscape elements or as a 
pedestrian connection. 

c. Building detailing should provide small-scale elements of interest from a 
pedestrian viewing distance. 

5. Promote enhancement of the established visual character of Andover's General 
Business Districts by the following: 

a. Buildings need not conform to any specific style of architecture. 
Enhancement of the districts' diversity of styles is welcomed. 

b. On the other hand, new efforts should avoid the removal, obscuring or 
disruption of existing structures of historic value. 

c. The appearance of materials characteristic of the area is preferred. These 
materials include brick and other unit masonry (painted or unpainted), 
granite and other cut stone and painted clapboard. Uncharacteristic 
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wood, field stone, stucco, exposed metal, imitation materials (e.g., false 
brick siding), mirror glass, porcelain enamel or polished stone. Such 
appearance should generally be avoided; however, variation within the 
range of characteristic materials, colors and textures is encouraged when 
they are compatible with surrounding buildings. 

d. To retain the small-scale character of Andover and to promote diversity of 
design, a single building with a width of more than forty feet facing a 
public way should, where feasible, be divided visually into sub-elements, 
preferably expressing the functional diversity within the building. 

e. To provide visual relief from buildings and hard materials, landscape 
treatment using shrubs, trees, flower boxes and other greenery around 
buildings or in recessed places is encouraged. 

f. Major visual exposure comes not only from the building front; therefore, 
full attention should be given to the treatment of sidewalks, landscaping, 
parking areas and the building wall at the rear and sides. 

with the following text: 

"9.6.1. Design Review Board. A Design Review Board (DRB) is hereby established, consisting 
of 5 members to be appointed by the Town Manager, comprising one nominee of the Planning 
Board, one nominee of the Preservation Commission, one nominee of the Chamber of 
Commerce and 2 others. Members shall, if possible, include an architect, a landscape architect 
and a resident from within or near a General Business or Mixed Use District. Members shall 
serve for 3 years or until their successors are appointed, except that, of the 5 members first 
appointed, one shall serve for 3 years, 2 shall serve for 2 years, and 2 shall serve for one year. 

9.6.2. Pre-application Review. A permit applicant for any of the following shall consult with the 
Design Review Board prior to seeking a permit: (1) a new building, exterior alteration affecting 
an elevation visible from the public way (excluding ordinary repair and maintenance with similar 
materials, landscape elements, storm windows and doors, air conditioners, reconstruction after 
natural disasters, paint, and traffic control devices) or sign within any area zoned for General 
Business and Mixed Use District; or (2) a new structure built by or for the use of the Town of 
Andover in any district. The DRB shall provide assistance in relating that proposal to the 
guidelines for the district. This may involve explaining these and other applicable guidelines, 
reviewing proposals, suggesting good examples of how others have responded in similar cases 
and maintaining information regarding other sources of design assistance. 

1. In the case of exterior alterations and new structures built by or for the use of the 
Town of Andover, the Inspector of Buildings will refer all requests to the 
chairperson or designated individual for a determination of applicability. The 
applicant will be notified within five (5) -business days if the request requires the 
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9.6.3. Mandatory Review. Whether or not requested by the applicant, the DRB shall review all 
applications for building permits, special permits or variances for proposals located in areas 
zoned for General Business and Mixed Use if involving new construction, exterior alteration or a 
sign larger than 6 square feet; provided, however, that the lack of a report from the DRB shall 
not be sufficient reason to delay action on a proposal which otherwise could be acted upon by the 
Building Inspector, Special Permit Granting Authority or Board of Appeals. An extra copy of all 
usual submittals required for such proposals shall be provided to the DRB through the Inspector 
of Buildings. The DRB review shall preferably be done in consultation with the applicant and his 
designer. The DRB shall provide a report in writing to the applicant and as follows: 

1 . For building permits: to the Inspector of Buildings regarding any relevant 
changes. 

2. For special permits: to the Special Permit Granting Authority (SPGA) as provided 
in Section 9.4.2. 

3. For variances: to the Board of Appeals as provided in Section 9.2.2.2. 

9.6.4. Design Review in the General Business District and the Mixed Use District. 
Consideration of the following shall be considered by the Special Permit Granting Authority in 
acting upon special permits and by the Board of Appeals in acting upon variances: 

1 . Promote safety by avoiding pedestrian or vehicular hazards within the site or 
egressing from it. Facilitating access by emergency vehicles and facilitating visual 
surveillance by occupants, neighbors and passers by. 

2. Serve functional needs by avoiding inconvenience to pedestrians by assuring 
accessibility by the handicapped and by providing microclimate control. 

3. Promote a pedestrian-oriented business area by applying the following: 

a. To provide continuous visual interest and accessibility to the pedestrian, a 
major portion of the building facade at the street level which faces the 
street should be transparent. Bay windows and recessed doorways are 
particularly encouraged. 

b. To maintain visual continuity, the entire lot width should be fully occupied 
by a building wall, fence, gate, shrubs or other landscape elements or as a 
pedestrian connection. 

c. Building detailing should provide small-scale elements of interest from a 
pedestrian viewing distance. 

4. Promote enhancement of the established visual character of Andover's General 
Business Districts by the following: 



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a. Buildings need not conform to any specific style of architecture. 
Enhancement of the districts' diversity of styles is welcomed. 

b. On the other hand, new efforts should avoid the removal, obscuring or 
disruption of existing structures of historic value. 

c. The appearance of materials characteristic of the area is preferred. These 
materials include brick and other unit masonry (painted or unpainted), 
granite and other cut stone and painted clapboard. Uncharacteristic 
materials include rough, imitation or reflective materials such as unpainted 
wood, field stone, stucco, exposed metal, imitation materials (e.g., false 
brick siding), mirror glass, porcelain enamel or polished stone. Such 
appearance should generally be avoided; however, variation within the 
range of characteristic materials, colors and textures is encouraged when 
they are compatible with surrounding buildings. 

d. To retain the small-scale character of Andover and to promote diversity of 
design, a single building with a width of more than forty feet facing a 
public way should, where feasible, be divided visually into sub-elements, 
preferably expressing the functional diversity within the building. 

e. To provide visual relief from buildings and hard materials, landscape 
treatment using shrubs, trees, flower boxes and other greenery around 
buildings or in recessed places is encouraged. 

f. Major visual exposure comes not only from the building front; therefore, 
full attention should be given to the treatment of sidewalks, landscaping, 
parking areas and the building wall at the rear and sides. 

9.6.5. The Design Review Board may promulgate, after due notice and public hearing, rules and 
regulations to effectuate the purposes of this bylaw." or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Design Review Task Force 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 49 as printed 
in the Warrant. 

VOTE: Declared more than a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 
Planning Board Report: Approval 

Town Bylaw Amendment - Affordable Housing Trust Bylaw 



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ARTICLE 50. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following bylaw establishing an 
Affordable Housing Trust, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 55C, as 
amended by Chapter 109 of the Acts of 2006: 

" Affordable Housing Trust Fund 

1. Name of the Trust 

The trust shall be called the "Town of Andover Affordable Housing Trust Fund." 

2. Purpose 

The purpose of the Trust shall be to provide for the preservation and creation of 
affordable housing in the Town of Andover for the benefit of low and moderate income 
households. In furtherance of this purpose, the Trustees are hereby authorized, in accordance 
with the procedures set forth herein, to acquire by gift, purchase or otherwise real property, 
personal property, or money, both tangible and intangible, of every sort and description; to use 
such property, both real and personal, and money in such manner as the Trustees shall deem 
most appropriate to carry out such purpose, provided however, that all property and money held 
by the Trust and the net earnings thereof shall be used exclusively for the preservation and 
creation in the Town of Andover of affordable housing for the purposes for which this Trust was 
formed. 

3. Tenure of Trustees 

There shall be a Board of Trustees consisting of not less than five nor more than seven 
Trustees who shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen. One of the Trustees shall be the 
Town Manager. Only persons who are residents of the Town of Andover shall be eligible to hold 
the office of Trustee. Trustees shall serve for a term of two years, except that two of the initial 
trustee appointments shall be for a term of one year, and may be re-appointed at the discretion of 
the Board of Selectmen. Any Trustee who ceases to be a resident of the Town of Andover shall 
cease to be a Trustee hereunder and shall promptly provide a written notification of the change in 
residence to the Board and to the Town Clerk. Any Trustee may resign by written instrument, 
signed and acknowledged by such Trustee and duly filed with the Town Clerk. If a Trustee shall 
die, resign, or for any other reason cease to be a Trustee hereunder before his/her term of office 
expires, a successor shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen to fill such vacancy provided 
that in each case the said appointment and acceptance in writing by the Trustee so appointed is 
filed with the Town Clerk. No such appointment shall be required so long as there are five 
Trustees in office. Upon the appointment of any succeeding Trustee and the filing of such 
appointment the title to the Trust estate shall thereupon and without the necessity of any 
conveyance be vested in such succeeding Trustee jointly with the remaining Trustees. Reference 
to the Trustee shall mean the Trustee or Trustees for the time being hereunder. 



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4. Meetings of the Trust 

The Trust shall meet at least quarterly at such time and at such place as the Trustees shall 
determine. Notice of all meetings of the Trust shall be given in accordance with the provisions of 
the Open Meeting Law, G.L. Chapter 39, Sections 23A, 23B and 23C. A quorum at any meeting 
shall be a majority of the Trustees qualified and present in person. 

5. Powers of Trustees 

The Board of Trustees shall have the following powers which shall be carried out in 
accordance with and in furtherance of the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 55C: 

(1) with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to accept and receive real property, 
personal property or money, by gift, grant, contribution, devise, or transfer from 
any person, firm, corporation or other public or private entity, including but not 
limited to money, grants of funds or other property tendered to the trust in 
connection with any ordinance or bylaw or any general or special law, or any 
other source, including money from G.L. Chapter 44B; 

(2) with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to purchase and retain real or 
personal property, including without restriction investments that yield a high rate 
of income or no income; 

(3) with the approval of the Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting, to sell, lease, 
exchange, transfer or convey any real property at public auction or by private 
contract for such consideration and on such terms as to credit or otherwise, and to 
make such contracts and enter into such undertakings relative to trust real 
property as the Trustees deem advisable notwithstanding the length of any such 
lease or contract; 

(4) with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to sell, lease, exchange, transfer, or 
convey any personal property at public auction or by private contract for such 
consideration and on such terms as to credit or otherwise, and to make such 
contracts and enter into such undertakings relative to trust personal property 
notwithstanding the length of any such lease or contract; 

(5) to execute, acknowledge and deliver deeds, assignments, transfers, pledges, 
leases, covenants, contracts, promissory notes, releases and other instruments 
sealed or unsealed, necessary, proper or incident to any transaction in which the 
board engages for the accomplishment of the purposes of the trust; 

(6) to employ advisors and agents, such as accountants, appraisers and lawyers as the 
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(7) to pay reasonable compensation and expenses to all advisors and agents and to 
apportion such compensation between income and principal as the trustees deem 
advisable; 

(8) to apportion receipts and charges between income and principal as the trustees 
deem advisable, to amortize premiums and establish sinking funds for such 
purpose, and to create reserves for depreciation depletion or otherwise; 

(9) with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to participate in any reorganization, 
recapitalization, merger or similar transactions; and to give proxies or powers of 
attorney with or without power of substitution, to vote any securities or 
certificates of interest, and to consent to any contract, lease, mortgage, purchase 
or sale of property, by or between any corporation and any other corporation or 
person; 

(10) with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to deposit any security with any 
protective reorganization committee, and to delegate to such committee such 
powers and authority with relation thereto as the trustees may deem proper and to 
pay, out of trust property, such portion of expenses and compensation of such 
committee as the board, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, may deem 
necessary and appropriate; 

(11) to carry property for accounting purposes other than acquisition date values; 

(12) with the approval the Board of Selectmen and the approval of Town Meeting by a 
two-thirds majority vote, to incur debt, to borrow money on such terms and 
conditions and from such sources as the trustees deem advisable, and to mortgage 
and pledge trust assets as collateral; 

(13) with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to disburse trust funds for the 
purpose of making loans or grants in furtherance of the creation or preservation of 
affordable housing in Andover upon such terms as the Trustees shall deem most 
appropriate to carry out such purposes; 

(14) to make distributions or divisions of principal in kind; 

(15) to comprise, attribute, defend, enforce, release, settle or otherwise adjust claims in 
favor or against the trust, including claims for taxes, and to accept any property, 
either in total or partial satisfaction of any indebtedness or other obligation, and 
subject to the provisions of G.L. Chapter 44, Section 55C, to continue to hold the 
same for such period of time as the board may deem appropriate; 

(16) to manage or improve real property and, with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen and Town Meeting, to abandon any property which the trustees 
determine not to be worth retaining; 



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(17) to invest the funds of the trust, and to hold all or part of the trust property 
uninvested for such purposes and for such time as the trustees may deem 
appropriate; and 

(18) to extend the time for payment of any obligation to the trust. 

6. Funds Paid to the Trust 

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all moneys paid to the trust in 
accordance with any zoning by-law, exaction fee, or private contribution shall be paid directly 
into the trust and need not be appropriated or accepted and approved into the trust. General 
revenues appropriated into the trust become trust property and these funds need not be further 
appropriated to be expended. All moneys remaining in the trust at the end of any fiscal year, 
whether or not expended by the board within one year of the date they were appropriated into the 
trust, remain trust property. 

7. Acts of Trustees 

A majority of Trustees may exercise any or all of the powers of the Trustees hereunder 
and may execute on behalf of the Trustees any and all instruments with the same effect as though 
executed by all the Trustees. No Trustee shall be required to give bond. No license of court shall 
be required to confirm the validity of any transaction entered into by the Trustees with respect to 
the Trust Estate. 

8. Liability 

Neither the Trustees nor any agent or officer of the Trust shall have the authority to bind 
the Town, except in the manner specifically authorized herein. The Trust is public employer and 
the Trustees are public employees for the purposes of G.L. Chapter 258. The Trust shall be 
deemed a municipal agency and the Trustees special municipal employees for the purposes of 
G.L. Chapter 268A. 

9. Taxes 

The Trust is exempt from G.L. Chapter 59 and 62, and from any other provisions 
concerning payment of taxes based upon or measured by property or income imposed by the 
Commonwealth or any subdivision thereto. 

10. Custodian of Funds 

The Town Treasurer shall be the custodian of the funds of the Trust. The books and 
records of the Trust shall be audited annually by an independent auditor in accordance with 
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11. Governmental Body 

The Trust is a governmental body for purposes of Sections 23 A, 23B and 23C of G.L. 
Chapter 39. 

12. Board of the Town 

The Trust is a board of the Town for purposes of G.L. Chapter 30B and Section 15A of 
G.L. Chapter 40 but agreements and conveyances between the trust and agencies, boards, 
commissions, authorities, departments and public instrumentalities of the town shall be exempt 
from said Chapter 3 OB. 

13. Duration of the Trust 

This Trust shall be of indefinite duration, until terminated in accordance with applicable 
law. Upon termination of the Trust, subject to the payment of or making provisions for the 
payment of all obligations and liabilities of the Trust and the Trustees, the net assets of the Trust 
shall be transferred to the Town and held by the Board of Selectmen for affordable housing 
purposes. In making any such distribution, the Trustees may, subject to the approval of the Board 
of Selectmen, sell all or any portion of the Trust property and distribute the net proceeds thereof 
or they may distribute any of the assets in kind. The powers of the Trustees shall continue until 
the affairs of the Trust are concluded. 

14. Execution of Documents 

The Board of Selectmen may authorize the Trustees to execute, deliver, and record with 
the Registry of Deeds any documents required for any conveyance authorized hereunder, or to 
carry out the purposes and powers of the Trust. 

15. Titles 

The title to the various Articles herein are for convenience only and are not to be 
considered part of said Articles nor shall they affect the meaning or the language of any such 
Article." 

or take any other action related hereto. 

On request of Housing Trust Fund Board of Trustees 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 50 as printed 
in the Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 
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Acquisition of 15 Blanchard Street - MGL Ch. 61A Agriculture/Horticulture Use 

ARTICLE 51. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,100,000.00 for the acquisition by gift, purchase or eminent domain, 
and for expenses related to said acquisition, which includes a deposit in the sum of $100,000.00 
upon the execution of a purchase and sale agreement, the fee interest in approximately 12.92 
acres of land, now or formerly owned by Armand H. Garabedian and B. Sandra Garabedian with 
a property address of 15 Blanchard Street, and shown on Assessors' Map 199, Lot 7A, for 
general municipal purposes, and to meet said appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen is authorized to borrow $2,100,000.00 in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Laws Chapter 44 or any other enabling authority, and to issue any bonds or notes that 
may be necessary for that purpose, and that the Town Manager be authorized to file on behalf of 
the Town of Andover any applications for funds in any way connected with the scope of this 
acquisition, and that the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen be authorized to enter into 
all agreements and execute any and all instruments, and take any other action as may be 
necessary on behalf of the Town of Andover to effect said acquisition, or take any other action 
related thereto. 

On request of the Board of Selectmen 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved to WITHDRAW Article 5 1 from the 
Warrant. 

The motion to withdraw was DEFEATED by a majority vote. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved that the sum of $2,100,000 be and hereby is 
appropriated for the acquisition by gift, purchase or eminent domain, and for expenses related to 
said acquisition, which includes a deposit in the sum of $100,000.00 upon the execution of a 
purchase and sale agreement, the fee interest in approximately 12.92 acres of land, now or 
formerly owned by Armand H. Garabedian and B. Sandra Garabedian with a property address of 
15 Blanchard Street, and shown on Assessors' Map 199, Lot 7A, for general municipal purposes, 
and to meet said appropriation the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be 
and hereby is authorized to borrow said sum in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws 
Chapter 44 or any other enabling authority, and to issue any bonds or notes that may be 
necessary for that purpose, and that the Town Manager be authorized to file on behalf of the 
Town of Andover any applications for funds in any way connected with the scope of this 
acquisition, and that the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen be authorized to enter into 
all agreements and execute any and all instruments, and take any other action as may be 
necessary on behalf of the Town of Andover to effect said acquisition. 
Upon motion made and duly seconded a motion was made to move the question. 

The motion to close debate was APPROVED 

VOTE: Declared more than a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

The Article was APPROVED. 



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VOTE: Declared more than a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Board of Selectmen Report: Disapproval 
Bridge Repairs 

ARTICLE 52. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $100,000, or some other amount, for 
the purpose of paying costs of bridge repairs in and for the Town, and for the payment of all 
other costs incidental and related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, authorize the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow said sum under and pursuant 
to Chapter 44, Section 7, Clause (4) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other enabling 
authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, or to take any other action related 
thereto. 

On request of the Department of Public Works Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the sum of $100,000 be and is hereby 
appropriated for the purpose of paying costs of bridge repairs in and for the Town, and for the 
payment of all other costs incidental and related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, be and is hereby authorized to borrow 
said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, Clause (4) of the Massachusetts General 
Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefore. 

VOTE: Declared more than a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote is required 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Town Bylaw Amendment - Wetland Protection Bylaw 

ARTICLE 53. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Wetland Protection Bylaw, Article 
XIV, Section 3, fourth paragraph, Exceptions, as follows: 

Delete Section 3. Exceptions 

"3. The application and permit required by this by-law shall not be required for work which is 
performed in connection with the ordinary maintenance or improvement of a single- or two- 
family house lawfully in existence or for which a building permit had been issued on or before 
January 1 , 1 999, including, but not limited to, building additions, septic system replacements and 
sewer connections, and the conversion of lawn to accessory uses such as decks, sheds, patios and 
pools." 

Add Section 3. Exceptions 

"3. The application and permit required by this by-law shall not be required for work which is 
performed in connection with the ordinary maintenance or improvement of a single- or two- 
family house lawfully in existence or for which a building permit had been issued on or before 
January 1, 1999, including, but not limited to, building additions, septic system replacements and 
sewer connections, and the conversion of lawn to accessory uses such as decks, sheds, patios and 



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pools; except the application and permit required by this bylaw shall apply to the construction of 
free standing structures which have a footprint greater than 500 square feet." 

or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Conservation Commission 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved that the Town approve Article 53 as printed 
in the Warrant. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved to amend to the Wetland Protection Bylaw 
motion, Article XIV, Section 3, fourth paragraph, "Section 3. Exceptions" by deleting 500 square 
feet and replacing it with 750 square feet. 

The motion to amend Article 53 was DEFEATED by a Majority vote. 

The original Article was approved by a Majority vote. 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 
Conservation Commission: Approval 
Planning Board Report: Approval with amendment 

Andover Salt Balance Study 

ARTICLE 54. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $75,000 from 
water reserves for the purposes of implementing the recommendations of the Andover Salt 
Balance Study, including the installation of an in-stream weir and monitoring station in Fish 
Brook, or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Fishbrook Watershed Advisory Committee 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 54 as printed 
in the warrant in the amount of $50,000 from water reserves by a Majority vote. 

Finance Committee Report: Disapproval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Sale of Tax Title Land 

ARTICLE 55. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Manager, with the approval 
of the Board of Selectmen, to sell at public auction the following parcels of property acquired by 
the town by foreclosure of tax titles under Chapter 60, Section 80 of the Massachusetts General 
Laws, and give proper deeds and other instruments in connection therewith: 2 Pepperidge Circle, 
Town Assessor Map 190, Parcel 34; 3 Monahan Lane, Map 207, Parcel 58; 5 Monahan Lane, 
Map 207, Parcel 57; 8 Agawam Lane, Map 50, Parcel 15; and 129 Summer Street, Map 4, Parcel 
53N, or take any other action related thereto. 



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On request of the Board of Selectmen 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 55 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Off-Street Parking Program 

ARTICLE 56. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the sum of $40,000 from off-street 
parking receipts and appropriate $40,000 for the purpose of purchasing and installing a pay-and- 
display unit at the Town House parking lot between Barnard Street and Park Street, including 
costs incidental and related or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Chief of Police 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 56 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Street Name Change - Woodman Ridge Road 

ARTICLE 57. To see if the Town will change the name of that portion of High Plain Road 
shown as "Woodman Ridge Road (formally "Old" High Plain Road)" on the "Plan of Land in 
Andover, MA, Showing Portion of Old High Plain Road to be Re-named Woodman Ridge 
Road", which is also shown as a portion of the road designated as High Plain Road on: (i) 
Subdivision Plan of Land in Andover. MA. entitled Woodman Ridge", which is recorded at the 
Essex North District Registry of Deeds on Plan No. 13957; (ii) a "Plan of Land owned by Roger 
C. Davideit, West Andover, MA", recorded at the Essex North District Registry of Deeds as Plan 
No. 3544; and (iii) a portion of the roadway designated as High Plain Road as shown on a plan 
entitled "Plan of Road in the Town of Andover. Essex County, laid out as a Highway by the 
Department of Public Works, May 24, 1960" (Layout No. 4952, Sheet 1 of 2), all of said plans 
are filed with the Office of the Town Clerk. Andover, MA, or take any other action related 
thereto. 

On petition of Mark B. Johnson and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the Town approve Article 57 as printed 
in the Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Recreation Park Ballfield Lighting Project 

ARTICLE 58. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $105,000, or some other amount, for 
the purpose of paying costs of replacing outdoor lighting at Recreation Park, and for the payment 
of all other costs incidental and related thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, authorize the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to borrow said sum under and pursuant 
to Chapter 44, Section 7, Clause (14) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other enabling 
authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, or to take any other action related 
thereto. 

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On request of the Town Manager 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 58 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

General Bvlaw Amendment - Notice to Direct Abutters of Proposed Zoning Changes 

ARTICLE 59. In order to provide direct abutters proper and timely notice of proposed zoning 
changes, the following amendments to the Town Bylaws are proposed: 

"Article II, Town Meetings; Voting 

Section 2 - Add the following language to paragraph 1 : 

For any warrant article involving a zoning amendment, the petitioner of the warrant 
article must notify all direct abutters, in writing, at the time of filing the warrant article which 
must also be at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the Town Meeting thereon. 

Article XII, Miscellaneous Bylaws 

Section (to be determined) 

For any Planning Board public hearing that involves a zoning amendment, the party 
seeking the zoning amendment must notify all direct abutters, in writing, at least fourteen (14) 
days prior to the date of the public hearing." 

or take any other action related thereto. 

On petition of Diane M. McCarron and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 59 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Amendment to the General Bylaws - Stormwater Management & Erosion Control Bvlaw 

ARTICLE 60. To see if the Town will vote to amend the General Bylaws of the Town, by adding 
the following: 

'' Stormwater Management & Erosion Control 

1. Purposes 

A. Increased volumes of stormwater, contaminated stormwater runoff from 

impervious surfaces, and soil erosion and sedimentation are major causes of: 

1 . impairment of water quality in lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, wetlands and 
groundwater. 

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2. decreased flow in lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, wetlands and groundwater; 

3 . contamination of drinking water supplies; 

4. erosion of stream channels; 

5. alteration or destruction of aquatic and wildlife habitat; 

6. flooding; 

7. overloading or clogging of municipal and private catch basins and storm 
drainage systems; and 

8. flooding and erosion on abutting properties. 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has identified sedimentation from land 
disturbance activities and polluted stormwater runoff from land development and redevelopment 
as major sources of water pollution, impacting drinking water supplies, natural habitats, and 
recreational resources. Regulation of activities that result in the disturbance of land and the 
creation of stormwater runoff is necessary for the protection of the Town ofAndover water 
bodies and groundwater resources, to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the general 
public and protect the natural resources of the Town. 

B. The objectives of this Bylaw are to: 

1 . protect water resources; 

2. require practices that eliminate soil erosion and sedimentation; 

3. control the volume and rate of stormwater runoff resulting from land 
disturbance activities in order to minimize potential impacts of flooding; 

4. require practices to manage and treat stormwater runoff generated from 
new development and redevelopment; 

5. protect groundwater and surface water from degradation or depletion; 

6. promote infiltration and the recharge of groundwater; 

7. prevent pollutants from entering the municipal and private storm drain 
system; 

8. prevent flooding and erosion to abutting properties; 

9. ensure that soil erosion and sedimentation control measures and 
stormwater runoff management practices are incorporated into the site 
planning and design process and are implemented and maintained; 

1 0. ensure adequate long-term operation and maintenance of stormwater best 
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1 1 . require practices to control waste such as discarded building materials, 
concrete truck washout, chemicals, litter, and sanitary waste at 
construction sites that may cause adverse impacts to water quality; 

12. comply with state and federal statutes and regulations relating to 
stormwater discharges; and 

1 3 . establish the Town of Andover legal authority to ensure compliance with 
the provisions of this Bylaw through inspection, monitoring and 
enforcement. 

2. Definitions 

ABUTTER: The owner(s) of land abutting the land disturbance site. 

AGRICULTURE: The normal maintenance or improvement of land in agricultural or 
aquacultural use, as defined by the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (M.G.L. c. 131 § 40) 
and it's implementing regulations (310 CMR 10.00). 

ALTERATION OF DRAINAGE CHARACTERISTICS: Any activity on an area of land that 
changes the water quality, or the force, quantity, direction, timing or location of runoff flowing 
from the area. Such changes include, but are not limited to: change from distributed runoff to 
confined, concentrated discharge; change in the volume of runoff from the area; change in the 
peak rate of runoff from the area; and change in the recharge to groundwater on the area. 

APPLICANT: Shall be the owner of record of all of the land shown on any plan submitted for 
approval to the Stormwater Committee in accordance with the Stormwater Management Bylaw 
and Regulations, any person or persons acting on behalf of the applicant for purposes of 
preparing and submitting plans and documents to the Stormwater Committee, and may include 
engineers, surveyors, contractors or attorneys, and may also include any person or persons 
having an equitable interest in the land under an agreement or option to purchase the land. The 
owner shall certify in writing the identity of each applicant who is authorized to submit plans 
and/or documents and act on behalf of the owner. Without such certification an applicant shall 
not act on behalf of the owner. The applicant shall submit the title reference or references from 
the Essex County Registry of Deeds indicating the owner of record. All applications shall 
include original signatures of all owners. 

AUTHORIZED ENFORCEMENT AGENCY: The Stormwater Committee and it's employees 
or agents who will be in charge of enforcing the requirements of this bylaw. 

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE (BMP): An activity, procedure, restraint, or structural 
improvement that helps to reduce the quantity or improve the quality of stormwater runoff. 

CONSTRUCTION AND WASTE MATERIALS: Excess or discarded building or construction 
site materials that may adversely impact water quality, including but not limited to concrete truck 
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CLEARING: Any activity that removes the vegetative surface cover and/or organic layer. 
Clearing activities generally include grubbing activity as defined below. 

DESIGN CRITERIA: Engineering design criteria as contained in the Stormwater Regulations 
authorized under this bylaw. 

DETENTION: The temporary storage of storm runoff; used to control the peak discharge rates, 
and which provides settling of pollutants. 

DEVELOPMENT: The modification of land to accommodate a new use or expansion of use, 
usually involving construction. 

DISTURBANCE OF LAND: Any action, including clearing and grubbing, that causes a change 
in the position, location, or arrangement of soil, sand, rock, gravel, or similar earth material. 

ENVIRONMENTAL SITE MONITOR: A Professional Engineer, or other trained professional 
selected by the Stormwater Committee and retained by the holder of a Land Disturbance Permit 
to periodically inspect the work and report to the Stormwater Committee. 

EROSION: The wearing away of the land surface by natural or artificial forces such as wind, 
water, ice, gravity, or vehicle traffic and the subsequent detachment and transportation of soil 
particles. 

ESTIMATED HABITAT OF RARE WILDLIFE AND CERTIFIED VERNAL POOLS: 
Habitats delineated for state-protected rare wildlife and certified vernal pools for use with the 
Wetlands Protection Act Regulations (310 CMR 10.00) and the Forest Cutting Practices Act 
Regulations (304 CMR 1 1 .00). 

GRADING: Changing the level or shape of the ground surface. 

GRUBBING: The act of clearing land surface by digging up roots and stumps. 

IMPERVIOUS SURFACE: Any material or structure on or above the ground that limits water 
infiltrating the underlying soil. Impervious surface includes without limitation: roads, paved 
parking lots, sidewalks, sports courts and rooftops. Impervious surface also includes soils, gravel 
driveways, and similar surfaces with a runoff coefficient (Rational Method) greater than 85. 

LAND-DISTURBING ACTIVITY or LAND DISTURBANCE: Any activity, including clearing 
and grubbing, that causes a change in the position or location of soil, sand, rock, gravel, or 
similar earth material. 

LAND-DISTURBANCE PERMIT: A permit issued by the Stormwater Committee. 

LOT: An area of land in one ownership, with definite boundaries, used, or available for use, as 
the site of one or more buildings. 



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MASSACHUSETTS ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT: (M.G.L. c. 131 A) and its implementing 
regulations at (321 CMR 10.00) which prohibit the "taking" of any rare plant or animal species 
listed as Endangered, Threatened, or of Special Concern. 

MASSACHUSETTS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT POLICY: The Policy issued by the 
Department of Environmental Protection, as amended, that coordinates the requirements 
prescribed by state regulations promulgated under the authority of the Massachusetts Wetlands 
Protection Act MGL c. 131 s. 40 and the Massachusetts Clean Waters Act MGL c. 21, ss. 23-56. 
The Policy addresses stormwater impacts through implementation of performance standards to 
reduce or prevent pollutants from reaching water bodies and control the quantity of runoff from a 
site. 

MUNICIPAL STORM DRAIN SYSTEM or MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER 
SYSTEM (MS4): The system of conveyances designed or used for collecting or conveying 
stormwater, including any road with a drainage system, street, gutter, curb, inlet, piped storm 
drain, pumping facility, retention or detention basin, natural or man-made or altered drainage 
channel, reservoir, and other drainage structure that together comprise the storm drainage system 
owned or operated by the Town of Andover. 

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PLAN: A plan developed by a Massachusetts licensed 
professional engineer (PE) describing the functional, financial and organizational mechanisms 
for the ongoing operation and maintenance of a stormwater management system to ensure that it 
continues to function as designed. 



OUTFALL: The point at which stormwater flows out from a discernible, confined point 
or concentrated conveyance into waters of the Commonwealth. 



source 



OUTSTANDING RESOURCE WATERS (ORWs): Waters designated by Massachusetts 
Department of Environmental Protection as ORWs. These waters have exceptional sociologic, 
recreational, ecological and/or aesthetic values and are subject to more stringent requirements 
under both the Massachusetts Water Quality Standards (314 CMR 4.00) and the Massachusetts 
Stormwater Management Standards. ORWs include vernal pools certified by the Natural 
Heritage Program of the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Environmental 
Law Enforcement, all Class A designated public water supplies with their bordering vegetated 
wetlands, and other waters specifically designated. 

OWNER: Shall be the owner of record of all the land shown on any plan submitted. The owner 
shall submit the title reference or references from the Essex County Registry of Deeds indicating 
the owner of record. 

PERMITTEE: The person who holds a land disturbance permit and therefore bears the 
responsibilities and enjoys the privileges conferred thereby. 

PERSON: An individual, partnership, association, firm, company, trust, corporation, agency, 
authority, department or political subdivision of the Commonwealth or the federal government, 
to the extent permitted by law, and any officer, employee, or agent of such person. 



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POINT SOURCE: Any discernible, confined, and concentrated conveyance, including but not 
limited to, any pipe, ditch, channel, tunnel, conduit, well, concentrated fissure, or container from 
which pollutants are or may be discharged. 

PRE-CONSTRUCTION: All activity in preparation for construction. 

PRIORITY HABITAT OF RARE SPECIES: Habitats delineated for rare plant and animal 
populations protected pursuant to the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act and its regulations. 

PRIVATE STORM DRAIN SYSTEM or PRIVATE SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM: 
The system of conveyances designed or used for collecting or conveying stormwater, including 
any road with a drainage system, street, gutter, curb, inlet, piped storm drain, pumping facility, 
retention or detention basin, natural or man-made or altered drainage channel, reservoir, and 
other drainage structure that together comprise the storm drainage system that is not owned and 
maintained by the Town. 

RECHARGE: Addition of stormwater runoff to the groundwater by natural or artificial means. 

REDEVELOPMENT: Development, rehabilitation, expansion, demolition or phased projects 
that disturb the ground surface or increase the impervious area on previously developed sites. 

RESPONSIBLE PARTIES: Owner(s), persons with financial responsibility, and persons with 
operational responsibility. 

RETENTION: The holding of stormwater runoff in a basin without release except by means of 
evaporation, infiltration, or emergency bypass. 

RUNOFF: Rainfall, snowmelt, or irrigation water flowing over the ground surface. 

SEDIMENT: Mineral or organic soil material that is transported by wind or water, from its 
origin to another location; the product of erosion processes. 

SEDIMENTATION: The process or act of deposition of sediment. 

SITE: Any lot or parcel of land or area of property where land-disturbing activities are, were, or 
will be performed. 

SLOPE: The incline of a ground surface expressed as a ratio of horizontal distance to vertical 
distance. 

SOIL: Earth materials including duff, humic materials, sand, rock and gravel. 

STABILIZATION: The use, singly or in combination, of mechanical, structural, or vegetative 
methods, to prevent or retard erosion. 



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STORMWATER: Stormwater runoff, snow melt runoff, surface water runoff and drainage. 

STORMWATER COMMITTEE: A Committee of the Town of Andover consisting of one staff 
member from the Planning Division, Conservation Division, Health Division, Building Division 
and Department of Public Works. 

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AND NARRATIVE: A document containing 
narrative, drawings and details prepared by a Massachusetts licensed qualified professional 
engineer (PE) which includes structural and non-structural best management practices to manage 
and treat stormwater runoff generated from regulated development activity. A stormwater 
management plan also includes an Operation and Maintenance Plan describing the maintenance 
requirements for structural best management practices. 

STRIP: Any activity which removes the vegetative ground surface cover, including tree 
removal, clearing, grubbing, and storage or removal of topsoil. 

TSS: Total Suspended Solids. Material, including but not limited to trash, debris, soils, sediment 
and sand suspended in stormwater runoff. 

VERNAL POOLS: Vernal pools are seasonally wet basin depressions that do not support 
breeding populations offish, because of periodic drying. Vernal Pools serve as breeding sites for 
unique organisms and may be protected by state, local and federal laws. Specifically Vernal 
Pools are isolated depressions or closed basins which temporarily confine water during periods 
of high water table and high input from spring runoff or snowmelt or heavy precipitation, and 
support populations of non-transient microorganisms, serve as breeding habitat for select species 
of amphibians or contain a variety of wetland plant species. They serve as temporarily flooded 
amphibian breeding habitat, as well as habitat for other wildlife. These pools are 
characteristically small; they rarely exceed 150 feet in width, however a given pool may vary in 
size from year to year depending on the amount of rainfall or snowmelt. In the absence of those 
habitat functions, the areas will be considered isolated vegetated wetlands. The existence of 
either a confined basin depression; evidence of amphibian and/or reptiles species that breed only 
in vernal pools; the presence of fairy shrimp or their eggs; or documented presence of water in a 
confined basin depression for at least two continuous months in the spring and/or summer will 
verify the existence of a vernal pool. 

WATERCOURSE: A natural or man-made channel through which water flows, including a 
river, brook, or stream. 

WETLAND RESOURCE AREA: Areas specified in the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act 
M.G.L. c. 131, s.40 and Regulations promulgated thereunder and in the Town of Andover 
Wetland Protection By-law and Regulations. 

WETLANDS: Wet meadows, marshes, swamps, bogs, areas where groundwater, flowing or 
standing surface water or ice provide a significant part of the supporting substrate for a plant 
community for at least five months of the year; emergent and submergent communities in inland 
waters; that portion of any bank which touches any inland water. 



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3. Authority 



This Bylaw is adopted under authority granted by the Home Rule Amendment of the 
Massachusetts Constitution, the Home Rule statutes, and pursuant to the regulations of the 
federal Clean Water Act found at 40 CFR 122.34. 

4. Applicability 

Except as permitted by the Stormwater Committee in a land disturbance permit or as otherwise 
provided in this Bylaw, no person shall perform any land disturbance involving disturbance of 
40,000 square feet or more of land. 

A. Regulated Activities. Regulated activities shall include, but not be limited to: 

1 . Land disturbance of 40,000 square feet or more of land associated with 
construction or reconstruction of structures. 

2. Development or redevelopment involving multiple separate activities in 
discontinuous locations or on different schedules if the activities are part 
of a larger common plan of development that all together disturbs 40,000 
square feet or more of land. 

3. Paving or other change in surface material over an area of 40,000 square 
feet or more of land. 

4. Construction of a new drainage system or alteration of an existing 
drainage system or conveyance disturbing 40,000 square feet or more of 
land. 

5. Any other activity on an area of land of 40,000 square feet or more that 
changes the water quality, or the force, quantity, direction, timing or 
location of runoff flowing from the area. Such changes include, but are 
not limited to: change from distributed runoff to confined, concentrated 
discharge; change in the volume of runoff from the area; change in the 
peak rate of runoff from the area; and change in the recharge to 
groundwater on the area. 

6. The Town of Andover is not exempt from the provisions of this Bylaw. 

B. Exempt Activities. The following activities are exempt from the requirements of 
this Bylaw: 

1 . Normal maintenance and improvement of Town owned public ways and 
appurtenances to the public ways. 

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3. Repair of septic systems when required by the Board of Health for the 
protection of public health. 

4. Normal maintenance of currently existing landscaping, gardens or lawn 
areas associated with a single-family dwelling. 

Activities Allowed to Request Exemption. Areas of land that have had a 
Stormwater Management review either through the Conservation Commission or 
Planning Board using the Design Criteria as defined in this bylaw and Regulations 
may request an exemption from the requirements of this bylaw. Requests must 
include a plan of the area of land reviewed and approved by either the Planning 
Board or Conservation Commission accompanied by a sign-off from the issuing 
authority. 

The Stormwater Committee will review each request on an individual basis and 
issue a decision as to whether the exemption is granted or whether the applicant is 
required to file for a permit. 



5. Administration 



A. The Stormwater Committee shall administer this bylaw. The Stormwater 
Committee shall consist of one staff member from the Planning Division, 
Conservation Division, Health Division, Building Division and Department of 
Public Works as appointed by the Town Manager on recommendation by the 
Department Director. The Town Manager shall designate a Chair of the 
Committee. 

B. The Stormwater Committee and its agents shall review all applications for a land 
disturbance permit, conduct inspections, issue a final permit and conduct any 
necessary enforcement action. 

C. The Stormwater Committee may adopt and periodically amend Stormwater 
Regulations relating to Land Disturbance Permits, exemption or waiver 
applications; permit terms or conditions, Design Criteria, additional definitions, 
enforcement, fees (including application, inspection, and/or consultant fees), or 
other procedures and administration of this Bylaw after conducting a public 
hearing to receive comments on any proposed revisions. Such hearing dates shall 
be advertised in a newspaper of general local circulation, at least seven (7) days 
before the hearing date. After public notice and hearing, the Stormwater 
Committee may promulgate rules and regulations to effectuate the purposes of 
this Bylaw. Failure by the Stormwater Committee to promulgate such rules and 
regulations shall not have the effect of suspending or invalidating this Bylaw. 

D. The Stormwater Committee will refer to the policy, criteria and information 
including specifications and standards of the latest edition of the Massachusetts 
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Andover's Subdivision Regulations, whichever is more stringent in the protection 
of the Town's environmental and infrastructure resources, for execution of the 
provisions of this Bylaw. 

E. All meetings of the Stormwater Committee are subject to the Open Meeting Law. 
A notice in the local newspaper of a hearing on the Land Disturbance Application 
and that the Stormwater Committee is accepting comments on the Land 
Disturbance Application shall be published at the applicant's expense, at least five 
(5) business days before the hearing date. The Land Disturbance Application shall 
be available for inspection by the public during normal business hours at the 
Town offices. Comments may be submitted to the Stormwater Committee during 
business hours at the Town Offices. 

F. Filing an application for a land disturbance permit grants the Stormwater 
Committee or its agent, permission to enter the site to verify the information in 
the application and to inspect for compliance with permit conditions. 

G. The Stormwater Committee may: 

i. Approve the Application and issue a permit if it finds that the proposed 

plan will protect water resources and meets the objectives and 
requirements of this Bylaw; 

ii. Approve the Application and issue a permit with conditions, 

modifications, requirements for operation and maintenance requirements 
of permanent structural BMPs, designation of responsible party, or 
restrictions that the Stormwater Committee determines are required to 
ensure that the project will protect water resources and will meet the 
objectives and requirements of this Bylaw; or 

iii. Disapprove the application and deny a permit if it finds that the proposed 
plan fails to meet the objectives and requirements of this Bylaw and its 
Regulations. If the Stormwater Committee finds that the applicant has 
submitted insufficient information to describe the site, the work, or the 
effect of the work on water quality and runoff volume, the Stormwater 
Committee may disapprove the application, denying a permit. 

H. The Stormwater Committee shall take final action on an Application within 60 
days of receipt of a complete application. If, in the Stormwater Committee's 
opinion, additional time or information is required for review, the Stormwater 
Committee by written agreement of the applicant may continue a consideration of 
the request to a date certain announced at the meeting. 

I. Failure to take action shall be deemed to be approval of said application. Upon 

certification by the Town Clerk that the allowed time has passed without the 



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Stormwater Committee's action, the Land Disturbance Permit shall be issued by 
the Stormwater Committee. 

J. Appeals of Action by the Stormwater Committee. A written decision of the 

Stormwater Committee shall be final when it is executed by the Stormwater 
Committee or its chair or acting chair and filed in the Town Clerk's office. 
Further relief of a decision by the Stormwater Committee made under this Bylaw 
shall be reviewable in the Superior Court or Land Court in accordance with the 
applicable law. The remedies listed in this Bylaw are not exclusive of any other 
remedies available under any applicable federal, state or local law. No work shall 
commence until the applicable appeal period has passed with no appeal or if an 
appeal has been filed, the appeal has been finally resolved by adjudication or 
otherwise. 

K. All activity permitted by the Land Disturbance Permit must be completed within 
one-year of permit issuance. Extensions of time can be granted by the 
Stormwater Committee upon formal written request by the applicant. Should the 
one-year pass without an extension being granted the permit is then considered 
revoked. 

6. Permits & Procedures 

Permit Procedures and Requirements shall be defined and included as part of any rules and 
regulations promulgated as permitted under Section 5 of this Bylaw. 

7. Fees 

The Stormwater Committee shall establish fees, subject to approval of the Board of Selectmen, 
to cover expenses connected with application review and monitoring permit compliance. The 
fees shall be sufficient to cover Town secretarial staff and professional staff. The Stormwater 
Committee is also authorized to charge the applicant fees to pay a Registered Professional 
Engineer or other professional consultant to advise the Stormwater Committee on any or all 
aspects of the project. The applicant for a Land Disturbance Permit may be required to establish 
and maintain an escrow account to cover the costs of said consultants. 

8. Surety 

The Stormwater Committee may require the permittee to post before the start of land disturbance 
activity, a surety bond, or other acceptable security. The form of the bond shall be approved by 
Town Counsel, and be in an amount deemed sufficient by the Stormwater Committee to insure 
that the work will be completed in accordance with the permit. If the project is phased, the 
Stormwater Committee may release part of the bond as each phase is completed in compliance 
with the permit but the bond may not be fully released until the Stormwater Committee has 
issued a certificate of completion. 



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9. Waivers 



A. The Stormwater Committee may waive strict compliance with any requirement of 
this by-law or the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder, where the 
activity: 

1 . is allowed by federal, state or local statutes and/or regulations, or 

2. is in the public interest, and is not inconsistent with the purpose and intent 
of this bylaw and its regulations. 

B. Any applicant may submit a written request to be granted such a waiver at the 
time of submission. Such a request shall be accompanied by an explanation or 
documentation supporting the waiver request and demonstrating that the activity 
is allowed by federal, state or local statutes and/or regulations or is in the public 
interest and is not inconsistent with the purpose and intent of this bylaw and its 
regulations. 

C. All waiver requests shall be discussed and a decision will be made at the time of 
final action by the Stormwater Committee. 

D. If in the Stormwater Committee's opinion, additional information is required for 
review of a waiver request, the Stormwater Committee may continue a 
consideration of the waiver request to a date certain announced at the meeting. In 
the event the applicant fails to provide requested information, the waiver request 
shall be denied. 



10. Enforcement 



A. The Stormwater Committee or its authorized agent shall enforce this Bylaw, its 
regulations, orders, violation notices, and enforcement orders, and may pursue all 
civil and criminal remedies for such violations. 

B. Orders. The Stormwater Committee or its authorized agent may issue a written 
order to enforce the provisions of this Bylaw or the regulations thereunder, which 
may include: 

1 . a requirement to cease and desist from the land-disturbing activity until 
there is compliance with the Bylaw or provisions of the land-disturbance 
permit; 

2. maintenance, installation or performance of additional erosion and 
sediment control measures; 

3. monitoring, analyses, and reporting; 



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4. remediation of erosion and sedimentation resulting directly or indirectly 
from the land-disturbing activity; 

5. compliance with the Operation and Maintenance Plan; 

6. If the enforcing person determines that abatement or remediation of 
erosion and sedimentation is required, the order shall set forth a deadline 
by which such abatement or remediation must be completed; 

7. Fines. Any person who violates any provision of this Bylaw, regulation, 
order or permit issued there under, shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than $ 300.00. Each day or part thereunder that such violation occurs or 
continues shall constitute a separate offense; 

8. Non-Criminal Disposition. As an alternative to criminal prosecution or 
civil action, the Stormwater Committee may elect to utilize the non- 
criminal disposition procedure set forth in G.L. Ch. 40, §2 ID, which has 
been adopted by the Town, in which case the Stormwater Committee or 
authorized agent shall be the enforcing person. The penalty for each 
violation shall be $300.00. Each day or part thereof that such violation 
occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense. 

11. Severability 

If any provision, paragraph, sentence, or clause of this Bylaw shall be held invalid for any 
reason, all other provisions shall continue in full force and effect." 

or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Department of Public Works 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 60 be WITHDRAWN from the 
Warrant by a Majority vote. 

Acceptance of Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2006 - Increase Accidental Death Payment to 
Surviving Children 

ARTICLE 61. To see if the Town will vote to accept Chapter 55 (d)ii of the Acts of 2006 
which would provide for an increase in the accidental death benefit for surviving children to an 
amount equal to the benefit provided for in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 32, Section 
7(2)(a)(iii) for accidental disability retirees, or take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Andover Contributory Retirement Board 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it voted to approve Article 61 as printed in the Warrant by 
a Majority vote. 



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Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Fireworks 

ARTICLE 62. To see if the Town will provide funding in the amount of $1 1,000 for a 
Fireworks Program as part of the Fourth of July Program from available funds or take any other 
action related thereto. 

On petition of Gerald H. Silverman and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Article 62 be approved as printed in the 
warrant in the amount of $ 1 1 ,000 from free cash for fireworks. 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Street Acceptance Articles 

ARTICLE 63. To see if the Town will vote to accept and name as a public way any or all of the 
following five (5) streets: Green Meadow Lane, Stirling Street, Whittemore Terrace, Andover 
Country Club Lane and Canterbury Street as further described below: 

A) Green Meadow Lane, as shown on a plan approved by the Andover Planning Board 
entitled "Lot Layout Plan Green Meadow Lane, Greenwood & Chandler Roads, Andover, 
Massachusetts", dated September 8, 2003 and recorded in the Essex North District 
Registry of Deeds as Plan Number 14580. 

B) Stirling Street and Whittemore Terrace, as shown on a plan approved by the Andover 
Planning Board entitled "Definitive Subdivision Plan of Land, Stirling Woods, Andover, 
Massachusetts", dated April 29, 1998 (revised) and recorded in the Essex North District 
Registry of Deeds as Plan Number 13424. 

C) Andover Country Club Lane, as shown on plan approved by the Andover Planning Board 
entitled "Definitive Subdivision of Section 5, Plan of Land in Andover, Massachusetts of 
Andover Country Club", dated April 6 1990 and recorded in the Essex North Registry of 
Deeds as Plan Number 1 2026 as modified on plan approved by the Andover Planning 
Board entitled "Definitive Subdivision of Section 5, Modification Plan of Land, Andover 
Country Club, Andover, Massachusetts", dated July 8, 1994 and recorded in the Essex 
North Registry of Deeds as Plan Number 12513. 

D) The remaining portion of Canterbury Street, as shown on plan approved by the Andover 
Planning Board entitled "Definitive Subdivision of Section 5, Modification Plan of Land, 
Andover Country Club, Andover, Massachusetts", dated July 8, 1994 and recorded in the 
Essex North Registry of Deeds as Plan Number 12513. 

or take any other action related thereto. 

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On request of the Board of Selectmen 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that Green Meadow Lane, Stirling Street and 
Whittemore Terrace be accepted as Public Ways as printed in the Warrant and that Andover 
Country Club Lane and the remaining portion of Canterbury Street be WITHDRAWN by a 
Majority vote. 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 
Planning Board Report: Approval 

Shawsheen Sewer Pumping Station Improvements 

ARTICLE 64. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $750,000, or some other amount, for 
the purpose of paying costs of upgrades to the Shawsheen (Tantalion Road) Sewer Pump Station, 
including but not limited to replacement of existing magnetic drive units, motors and instrument 
controls, and for the payment of all other costs incidental and related thereto; and that to meet 
this appropriation, authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to 
borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7, Clause (1) of the Massachusetts 
General Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, 
or to take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Department of Public Works Director 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted that the sum of $750,000 be and hereby is 
appropriated for the purpose of paying costs of upgrades to the Shawsheen (Tantalion Road) 
Sewer Pump Station, including but not limited to replacement of existing magnetic drive units, 
motors and instrument controls, and for the payment of all other costs incidental and related 
thereto; and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow said sum under and pursuant to Chapter 44, 
Section 7, Clause (1) of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to 
issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor. 

VOTE: Declared a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 vote required 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 
Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Upon motion made by Town Counsel Thomas Urbelis and duly seconded it was voted by a 
Majority vote to dissolve the Annual Town Meeting at 9:50 P.M. 

A true record 
ATTEST 



^(is/J/(Ut ^(/Uf^ryty 



Randall L. Hanson 
Town Clerk 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT - APRIL 24, 2007 

Agreeably to a warrant signed by the Selectmen, April 9, 2007, The Inhabitants of said Town 
who are qualified to vote in the Town Affairs to meet and assemble at the Collins Field House, 
Andover High School, on Shawsheen Road, in said Andover, 

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007 

at eight o'clock P.M. to act upon the following articles: 

Pursuant to the foregoing Warrant, I, the subscriber, one of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, have notified the Inhabitants of said Town to meet at the time and place and for the 
purposes stated in said Warrant, by posting a true and attested copy of the same on the Town 
Hall, on each schoolhouse, and in no less than five other public places where bills and notices are 
usually posted and by publication in the Andover Townsman . Said Warrants have been posted 
and published fourteen days. 

Ronald Bertheim 
Constable 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING APRIL 24, 2007 

The checklists were used at the entrance and showed seven hundred and sixty two (762) voters 
were admitted to the meeting. 

The meeting was called to order at 8:15 P.M. by Sheila M. Doherty, Moderator. 

By unanimous consent it was voted to admit twenty-one (21) non- voters to the meeting and to 
escort non-voters to the non-voter section thereafter. 

The Moderator announced various house keeping issues to the meeting members, including 
turning off cell phones the order of speakers for the meeting, use of Pro and Con Microphones, 
the location of microphones, stage participants, the location of voting sections and time limits of 
five minutes for presenters and three minutes for audience speakers. 

The Moderator introduced the Ombudsman, Arty. Christopher Vrountas and reminded voters that 
he would help them with questions on Town Meeting procedures and amendments to articles. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was VOTED by unanimous consent to dispense with 
the reading of the Warrant and return of service of the Constable. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded, it was VOTED by unanimous consent that the Moderator 
refers to the warrant articles by number and subject matter. 



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Youth Center Request for Proposals 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to issue a 
Request for Proposals and to enter into an Agreement (and Lease, if necessary), for the 
construction, equipping and furnishing of a Youth Center with no Town funds, by a private 
entity on a parcel of land containing approximately 36,400 square feet more or less shown as 
Parcel A on a plan entitled "Plan Showing Proposed Youth Center'* Scale 1" = 40' dated 
November 14, 2006, said plan being on file in the Office of the Town Clerk, and to authorize the 
Selectmen to allow such construction of a Youth Center on said land and to accept the Youth 
Center when it is completed, all on terms and conditions deemed by the Selectmen to be in the 
best interests of the Town, or take any other action related thereto. 

On petition of Gerald H. Silverman and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved to approve Article 1 as printed in the 
Warrant. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved to amend Article 1 to include additional 
language after the phrase "with no Town funds", on line 3, as follows: "to pay for any costs 
associated with such activities, including but not limited to, architectural and/or engineering 
plans, permit costs and other such fees, site preparation cots, or any other infrastructure costs". 

The amendment was DEFEATED by a Majority vote. 

Article 1 was APPROVED by a Majority vote. 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

General Bylaw Amendment - Sidewalk Snow Removal 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article XII of the General Bylaws to 
include the following: 

"Require residential property owners to clear snow and ice from all sidewalks abutting their 
property within twenty-four hours after the end of any snowfall. Require residents to remove 
snow and ice surrounding any fire hydrant adjacent to their property within twenty-four hours 
after the end of any snowfall." 

Or take any other action related thereto. 

On petition of Cindy Brown and others 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved to approve Article 2 as printed in the 
Warrant. 

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as stated above not in compliance with the implementation of snow removal as set by the 
timetable stipulated by this bylaw will be subject to a $50.00 fine. 

The amendment was DEFEATED by a Majority vote. 

Article 2 was DEFEATED by a Majority vote. 

Board of Selectmen Report: Disapproval 

16 Pearson Street Acquisition 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by 
gift, purchase or taking by eminent domain the property at 1 6 Pearson Street, shown on 
Assessors Map 55, Lot 74 together with the improvements thereon for municipal purposes, to 
raise a sum of money by taxation, transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise to 
pay costs of said acquisition, any related demolition and for any other costs incidental and related 
thereto, or to take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved that the Board of Selectmen is hereby 
authorized to acquire by gift, purchase or taking by eminent domain the property at 1 6 Pearson 
Street, shown on Assessors Map 55, Lot 74, together with the improvements thereon for 
municipal purposes, and that the sum of $455,000 be and hereby is appropriated to pay all costs 
of this acquisition, including the costs of any related demolition, and that to meet this 
appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen is hereby authorized to borrow 
said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(3) of the General Laws, or any other 
enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor. 



Article 3 was APPROVED by a 2/3 vote. 
VOTE: YES: 367 



NO: 161 A 2/3 vote required 



Finance Committee Report: Approval 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Planning Board Report: Approval 

Library Trustees: Approval 

Preservation Commission: Disapproval 

18 Pearson Street Acquisition 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by 
gift, purchase or taking by eminent domain the property at 1 8 Pearson Street, shown on 
Assessors Map 55, Lot 75, together with the improvements thereon for municipal purposes, to 
raise a sum of money by taxation, transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise to 
pay costs of said acquisition, any related demolition and for any other costs incidental and related 
thereto, or to take any other action related thereto. 



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On request of the Town Manager 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved that the Board of Selectmen is hereby 
authorized to acquire by gift, purchase or taking by eminent domain the property at 1 8 Pearson 
Street, shown on Assessors Map 55, Lot 75, together with the improvements thereon for 
municipal purposes, and that the sum of $390,000 be and hereby is appropriated to pay all costs 
of this acquisition, including the costs of any related demolition, and that to meet this 
appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen is hereby authorized to borrow 
said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(3) of the General Laws, or any other 
enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor. 

Article 4 was APPROVED 

VOTE: Declared more than a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 Vote Required 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Planning Board Report: Approval 

Library Trustees: Approval 

37 Pearson Street Acquisition 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by 
gift, purchase or taking by eminent domain the property at 37 Pearson Street, shown on 
Assessors Map 38, Lot 3, together with the improvements thereon for municipal purposes, to 
raise a sum of money by taxation, transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise to 
pay costs of said acquisition, any related demolition and for any other costs incidental and related 
thereto, or to take any other action related thereto. 

On request of the Town Manager 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved the Board of Selectmen is hereby 
authorized to acquire by gift, purchase or taking by eminent domain the property at 37 Pearson 
Street, shown on Assessors Map 38, Lot 3, together with the improvements thereon for 
municipal purposes, and that the sum of $505,000 be and hereby is appropriated to pay all costs 
of this acquisition, including the costs of any related demolition, and that to meet this 
appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen is hereby authorized to borrow 
said amount under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(3) of the General Laws, or any other 
enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor. 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was moved that the Town amend the original motion by 
requiring that a task force be appointed following Town Meeting to study the feasibility of the 
reuse of the Town Yard property, as well as 37 Pearson Street in consideration of creating a 40R 
Zoning District or other viable land use options. 

The amendment was APPROVED by a Majority Vote. 



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It was moved and seconded to close debate. 

The motion was approved and declared more than a 2/3 vote by the Moderator. 

Article 5 was APPROVED as amended. 

VOTE: Declared more than a 2/3 vote by the Moderator A 2/3 Vote Required 

Finance Committee Report: Approval 

Board of Selectmen Report: Approval 

Planning Board Report: Approval 

Library Trustees: Approval 

Acquisition of 15 Blanchard Street - MGL Ch. 61A Agriculture/Horticulture Use 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $2,100,000.00 for the acquisition by gift, purchase or eminent domain, 
and for expenses related to said acquisition, which includes a deposit in the sum of $100,000.00 
upon the execution of a purchase and sale agreement, the fee interest in approximately 12.92 
acres of land, now or formerly owned by Armand H. Garabedian and B. Sandra Garabedian with 
a property address of 15 Blanchard Street, and shown on Assessors' Map 199, Lot 7A, for 
general municipal purposes, and to meet said appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of 
the Board of Selectmen is authorized to borrow $2,100,000.00 in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Laws Chapter 44 or any other enabling authority, and to issue any bonds or notes that 
may be necessary for that purpose, and that the Town Manager be authorized to file on behalf of 
the Town of Andover any applications for funds in any way connected with the scope of this 
acquisition, and that the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen be authorized to enter into 
all agreements and execute any and all instruments, and take any other action as may be 
necessary on behalf of the Town of Andover to effect said acquisition, or take any other action 
related thereto. 

On request of the Board of Selectmen 

Upon motion made and duly seconded it was voted to WITHDRAW Article 6 from the Warrant 
by a Majority vote. 

Upon motion made by Town Counsel Thomas Urbelis and duly seconded it was voted by a 
Majority vote to dissolve the Special Town Meeting at 9:50 P.M. and reconvene the Annual 
Town Meeting. 

A true record 

ATTEST 



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Randall L. Hanson 
Town Clerk 



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ELECTION RESULTS FOR ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION ANDOVER MA 3/27/2007 



1 


PCTl 


PCT2 


PCT3 


per 4 


per 5 


per 6 


per 7 


per 8 


per 9 


TOTALS 


MODERATOR 






















SHEILA M DOHERTY 


233 


215 


316 


228 


146 


178 


183 


241 


244 


1984 


LAWRENCE B MORSE 


31 


33 


24 


23 


17 


33 


22 


60 


33 


276 


ERIC J NADWORNY 


152 


99 


117 


51 


110 


87 


99 


156 


116 


987 


KENNETH B OZOONIAN 


15 


30 


19 


26 


15 


30 


15 


19 


31 


200 


DAVID S SAMUELS 


59 


102 


98 


131 


144 


106 


60 


81 


185 


966 


Blanks 


4 


13 


11 


10 


5 


12 


6 


7 


12 


80 


Misc. Others 


1 


1 











1 











3 


Totals 


495 


493 


585 


469 


437 


447 


385 


564 


621 


4496 


BOARD OF SELECTMEN (2) 






















ALEX J VISPOLI 


308 


273 


312 


283 


280 


234 


244 


364 


382 


2680 


MARY L CARBONE 


69 


107 


93 


79 


86 


64 


72 


76 


80 


726 


F.E. LIVINGSTONE, JR 


71 


57 


70 


89 


71 


95 


66 


79 


128 


726 


DONALD W ROBB 


182 


204 


225 


163 


148 


152 


154 


209 


244 


1681 


GERALD STABILE, JR 


194 


198 


274 


180 


154 


179 


120 


213 


208 


1720 


Blanks 


166 


146 


195 


144 


135 


170 


114 


187 


200 


1457 


Misc. Others 





1 


1 




















2 


Totals 


990 


986 


1170 


938 


874 


894 


770 


1128 


1242 


8992 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE (2) 






















RICHARD J COLLINS 


301 


316 


335 


281 


267 


257 


226 


353 


364 


2700 


DEBRA SILBERSTEIN 


360 


340 


440 


334 


332 


324 


279 


429 


465 


3303 


ROBERT G COFFILL, JR 


149 


152 


186 


178 


151 


160 


134 


164 


211 


1485 


Blanks 


180 


176 


209 


145 


123 


150 


131 


179 


202 


1495 


Misc. Others 





2 








1 


3 





3 





9 


Totals 


990 


986 


1170 


938 


874 


894 


770 


1128 


1242 


8992 


ANDOVER HOUSING 






















JANICE BURKHOLDER 


269 


266 


334 


230 


211 


203 


207 


261 


305 


2286 


DAVID LINDQUIST 


94 


124 


136 


136 


99 


112 


97 


130 


159 


1087 


Blanks 


129 


100 


112 


100 


126 


130 


81 


170 


157 


1105 


Misc. Others 


3 


3 


3 


3 


1 


2 





3 





18 


Totals 


495 


493 


585 


469 


437 


447 


385 


564 


621 


4496 



207 



ELECTION RESULTS FOR SPECIAL DEMOCRATIC STATE PRIMARY ANDOVER MA 09/04/2007 

Prec 1 Prec 2 Prec 3 Prec 4 Prec 5 Prec 6 Prec 7 Prec 8 Prec 9 Totals 



REP. IN CONGRESS 






















EILEEN M DONOGHUE 


81 


103 


97 


73 


69 


76 


60 


85 


82 


726 


JAMES B ELDRIDGE 


25 


19 


18 


11 


10 


9 


7 


12 


8 


119 


BARRY R FINEGOLD 


172 


223 


235 


219 


226 


222 


225 


225 


268 


2015 


JAMES R MICELI 


9 


12 


9 


7 


6 


11 


9 


15 


7 


85 


NICOLA S TSONGAS 


163 


137 


159 


124 


136 


135 


114 


132 


132 


1232 


Blanks 


1 





1 




















2 


Misc. Others 


2 


1 


1 














1 





5 


Total votes 


453 


495 


520 


434 


447 


453 


415 


470 


497 


4184 



76 


96 


101 


88 


92 


91 


85 


97 


127 


853 


11 


14 


16 


19 


11 


16 


14 


11 


17 


129 


2 


1 


1 


2 











1 


1 


8 


2 


2 


1 


1 


1 


1 


1 


2 





11 


91 


113 


119 


110 


104 


108 


100 


111 


145 


1001 



ELECTION RESULTS FOR SPECIAL REPUBLICAN STATE PRIMARY ANDOVER MA 09/04/2007 

Prec 1 Prec 2 Prec 3 Prec 4 Prec 5 Prec 6 Prec 7 Prec 8 Prec 9 Totals 

REP. IN CONGRESS 

JIM OGONOWSKI 
THOMAS P TIERNEY 

Blanks 

Misc. Others 

Total votes 

ELECTION RESULTS FOR SPECIAL GREEN-RAINBOW STATE PRIMARY ANDOVER MA 09/04/2007 

Prec 1 Prec 2 Prec 3 Prec 4 Prec 5 Prec 6 Prec 7 Prec 8 Prec 9 Totals 

REP. IN CONGRESS 

Blanks 000100000 1 

Misc. Others 101000000 2 

Total votes 101100000 3 

ELECTION RESULTS FOR SPECIAL WORKING FAMILIES STATE PRIMARY ANDOVER MA 09/04/2007 

Prec 1 Prec 2 Prec 3 Prec 4 Prec 5 Prec 6 Prec 7 Prec 8 Prec 9 Totals 

REP. IN CONGRESS 

Blanks 000000000 

Misc. Others 000000000 

Total votes 000000000 



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ELECTION RESULTS FOR SPECIAL STATE ELECTION ANDOVER MA 10/16/2007 

PCT1 PCT2 PCT3 PCT4 PCT 5 PCT 6 PCT 7 PCT8 PCT 9 TOTALS 
REP IN CONGRESS 

JIM OGONOWSKI 294 342 337 287 324 342 271 372 388 2957 

NICOLA S TSONGAS 360 309 391 261 298 272 272 380 317 2860 

KURT HAYES 472275595 46 

PATRICK O MURPHY 946229545 46 

KEVIN J THOMPSON 3 113 12 1 12 

Blanks 10 10 10 1 4 

Misc Others 001000000 1 

Totals 668 665 739 553 634 630 555 765 717 5926 



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HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? 



Mailing Address: Town Offices. 36 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA 01810 



Business Hours at the Town Offices: 



Telephone Numbers: 



8:30 A.M. -4:30 P.M. Monday - Friday 

(Comm. Dev. & Planning - 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.) 



POLICE/FIRE-RESCUE - EMERGENCY 

Fire-Rescue Department - Business 

Police Department - Business 

Animal Control Officer 

DCS Classes & Activities 

Department of Public Works 

Human Resources Office 

Memorial Hall Library 

Senior Center 

Superintendent of Schools 



911 

978-623-8466 

978-475-0411 

978-475-0411 ext. 1103 

978-623-8273/8274 

978-623-8350 

978-623-8530 

978-623-8400 

978-623-8321 

978-623-8501 



Andover's Home Page: http://ww\v.andoverma.gov 

Memorial Hall Library's Home Page: http://wwvv.mhl.oru 
Andover's Population: 29,455 



Square Miles: 



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Town Meeting and Election: 

Voter Registration Information: 
Andover's Tax Rate: 

When are Taxes Due: 



Number of Acres: 19,900 

2,000+ controlled by the Conservation Commission 

1,200 owned by A.V.I.S. 

889 owned by Commonwealth - Harold Parker State Forest 

Town Election is held the fourth Tuesday of March. 
Annual Town Meeting is generally held four weeks 
following the Town Election. 

Call Town Clerk's Office at 978-623-8255 

$1 1.69 - Residential and Open Space 

$19.13 - Commercial/Industrial & Personal Property 

Taxes are due quarterly on the following dates: 
August 1 st - November 1 st - February 1 st - May 1 st 



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Excise Tax Information: 



Call the Assessor's Office at 978-623-8264 



Recycling Information: 

Questions: Call the Department of Public Works at 978-623-8350 



Curbside Pick-up: 



Every other week - place curbside by 7:00 A.M. on your pickup 
day. Recyclable material inclusive of glass (all colors, steel & tin 
cans, aluminum containers and #1 through #7 plastics. Recyclable 
paper products include: newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office 
paper, paperboard (cereal & cracker boxes - liners removed) and 
corrugated containers. Cardboard - please break down, flatten and 
fold boxes, cartons & other pieces of cardboard into 2'x2'xl' 
bundles - then tie or tape them together and place next to your bin. 



Complaints/Information: 



Call Integrated Paper Recyclers at 1-800-933-3128 or 

the Department of Public Works at 978-623-8350 or e-mail 

at dpw-businessffiandoverma.gov . 



Compost Site: 



Rubbish Information: 



Curbside Pickup : 



High Plain Road (Bald Hill area). Leaves and grass clippings. 
Clippings must be removed from container used to transport for 
dumping. All contaminated loads will be rejected. Fines will be 
assessed for illegal dumping. Open year round for walk-ins. 
Drive-ins announced in local newspapers and on Town's website. 



Every week - place curbside by 7:00 A.M. on your pickup day. 
Household rubbish is limited to 6 bags or barrels per residence. 
One bulky item is allowed per week in addition to household trash. 



Complaints or Inquiries: 



How to Dispose of an Appliance: 



Call Allied Waste/BFI at 1-800-442-9006 or 

the Department of Public Works at 978-623-8350 or e-mail 

at dpw-businessffiandoverma.gov . 

Appliances can no longer be left curbside with your trash - 
their disposal is the homeowner's responsibility. 
Suggestions for disposal: hire a private contractor or check 
with the company where your new appliance was 
purchased to see if they will take the old appliance. 



Pothole or Snow Removal Complaint 
Pothole Claims: 



Call the Highway Division at 978-623-8426 



Submit a letter to the Town Manager's Office within thirty days of the 
date of the incident or contact the office at 978-623-8225 with any 
questions. 



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Where to Inquire About or Obtain Licenses & Permits: 

Ballfield Permits & Rentals Facilities Coordinator 



Birth Certificate 



Town Clerk's Office 



978-623-8450 



978-623-8255 



Building Permits Building Division 978-623-8301 

(construction, plumbing, gas, electrical) (Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.) 



Business Certificate 

Death Certificate 

Dog License 

Fields Rental 

Fishing & Hunting License 

Food Service License 

Liquor License (Annual or One-Day) 

Marriage License 

Open Air Burning Permit 

Passports 

Smoke Detector Permit 

Street Opening Permit 
The Park Rental 
Town House Rental 
Zoning Bylaw Variance 



Town Clerk's Office 

Town Clerk's Office 

Town Clerk's Office 

Facilities Coordinator 

Town Clerk's Office 

Health Division 

and/or 

Town Clerk's Office 

Town Clerk's Office 

Town Clerk's Office 

Fire Department 

Town Clerk's Office 
Fire Department 



978-623-8255 

978-623-8255 

978-623-8255 

978-623-8450 

978-623-8255 

978-623-8295 

978-623-8255 

978-623-8255 

978-623-8255 

978-623-8307 
or 8343 

978-623-8255 

978-623-8307 
or 8343 



Dept. of Public Works 978-623-8350 

Town Manager's Office 978-623-8225 

Facilities Coordinator 978-623-8450 

Building Division 978-623-8301 

and/or 

Board of Appeals Office 978-623-83 1 5 



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HOW TO REACH YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS 

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United States Senators: 

The Honorable Edward M. Kennedy (D) 

2400 John F. Kennedy Federal Building, Boston, MA 02203 

617-565-3170 

315 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 

202-224-4543 

senatorakennedv.senate.gov 

The Honorable John F. Kerry (D) 

One Bowdoin Square. 10 ,h Floor, Boston, MA 021 14 

617-565-8519 

362 Russell Senate Office Building. Washington, DC 20510 

202-224-2742 

John kerrv.fl)kerrv. senate.com 

United States Representative: 

Honorable Niki S. Tsongas (D) 

Fifth Congressional District 

1 1 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01 852 

978-459-0101 

2229 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 

202-225-3411 

askniki a mail.house.gov 

State Senator: 



Susan C. Tucker (D) 

Second Essex & Middlesex District 

State House, Room 424, Boston, MA 02 1 33 

617-722-1612 

stuckerVTsenate.state.ma.us 

State Representatives: 

Bany R. Finegold (D) 

Seventeenth Essex District (Andover Precincts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 9) 

State House, Room 275, Boston, MA 02133 

617-722-2676 

rep.barrvfinegoldfShou.state.ma.us 

Barbara A. L'ltalien (D) 

Eighteenth Essex District (Andover Precincts 1, 7 & 8) 

State House, Room 26, Boston, MA 02133 

617-722-2080 

rep.barbaral'italienffl)hou.state.ma.us 

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